Subject: Re: bind/named and nslookup
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/21/1999 17:34:58
[ On Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 17:11:49 (-0500), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: bind/named and nslookup
> On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 12:24:42PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> >
> >I dislike "dig" so much I don't much care where it goes, just as long as
> >it does [go away]!  ;-)
> that's funny...i bet you prefer nslookup, eh?  nslookup is nasty evil
> and blecherous.  and does things that it doesn't mention (like
> following cnames) that dig doesn't do.  no...dig is much nicer.  :P

No, actually I don't really like nslookup either (though I try to keep
enough knowledge about it in the back of my mind so that I can use it if
I have to because it's almost always available on every kind of Unix
system that uses DNS, especially legacy systems).

In most cases though I always use "host" (after I've upgraded to the
most recent release).  It's a real Unix-style tool, unlike both dig and
nslookup, and from what I know it also can do more diagnostic checking
of results and even full zones than any other similar tool.

							Greg A. Woods

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