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NetBSD's netresolv and former libbind
Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has transferred the maintainership
of the open source libbind suite to the NetBSD project. This
networking development kit is rebranded as netresolv at this time.
Previously maintained by ISC as part of the BIND suite, it was
split out as a separate product in 2009 as libbind-6.0. Historically,
much of the code is derived from the CSRG BSD distributions, such
as the old BSD gethostbyname() standard API. The copyrights and
licensing remain the same.
An active community of developers and many operating systems
(including NetBSD) continue to use parts of this suite. Developers
and vendors maintaining a private copy of these functions may
consider working with NetBSD to share and review code and bugfixes.
The netresolv suite provides functions and documentation for
communicating with domain name servers, retrieving network host
entries from /etc/hosts or via DNS, converting CIDR network addresses,
performing Hesiod information lookups, retrieving network entries
from /etc/networks, implementing TSIG transaction/request security
of DNS messages, performing name-to-address and address-to-name
translations, and utilizing /etc/resolv.conf for resolver configuration.
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