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Date:      Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:34:01 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <>
To:        Frank Leonhardt <>,
Subject:   Re: dig command ?
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On 27/04/2015 22:13, Frank Leonhardt wrote:
> On 04/04/2015 16:22, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>> running 10.1 and went to use the dig command and its no longer part of
>> the system. Why was it removed?
> As other's have said, this was removed (actually in 10.0) because it was
> compiled as part of BIND, and that was removed. You'll find nslookup has
> also gone, but host (which also part of BIND) is still there.
> BIND was considered over-kill as part of the base system, but it's still
> available in ports. This doesn't explain how the "host" utility escaped
> remained part of the base system,

It didn't. What we've got now is a clone of host supplied by the unbound 

No, I've no idea why they didn't clone nslookup and dig as well. :-(

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