Suggestion: Removal of BIND from base / Import alternative DNS Library ldns / import dig replacement drill
Jan.Lentfer at web.de
Tue Mar 9 12:56:49 PST 2010
I have lately been busy working on ripping BIND out from contrib and
base. I entirely remove BIND from contrib/ and moved the necessary files
for libresolv into lib/libc so libc still builds and works.
By removing BIND also all the related tools (host, nslookup, dig and
others) are gone. To still provide a tool to make DNS queries I decided
to put "drill" into base. This is a dig replacement that should be
option- and output-equal to BIND's dig.
This made it necessary to also import the alternative DNS Library ldns
(in which drill is included). In a second step ldns could also give us
the opportunity to also make libc independent for BINDs resolver as it
should provides it'S own resolver library. I guess all that needs to be
done is to interface the res_* stuff from BIND to ldns.
Enough words, necessary links:
Please let me know what you think about his approach.
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