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Date:      Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:34:01 +0100
From:      Arthur Chance <freebsd@qeng-ho.org>
To:        Frank Leonhardt <frank2@fjl.co.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: dig command ?
Message-ID:  <553F6219.40701@qeng-ho.org>
In-Reply-To: <553EA687.2040602@fjl.co.uk>
References:  <552001C0.6040304@gmail.com> <553EA687.2040602@fjl.co.uk>

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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 
software.

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

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