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Re: No support for $HOSTALIASES env var
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: No support for $HOSTALIASES env var
- From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed_(_at_)_reedmedia_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 11:26:49 -0800 (PST)
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Matt Bing wrote:
> Ralph Forsythe said:
> > Personally I think it's a dumb move since this is a very useful utility,
> > so I hope it's sticking around obsd for a while...
> Personally I prefer dig, but nslookup has become such a standard tool
> I see no benefit in removing it.
I am guessing that this has been well documented and covered on our
nslookup makes it harder to research or understand problems; for example:
nslookup says "Can't find server name for address"
*** Can't find server name for address 188.8.131.52: Non-existent host/domain
*** Default servers are not available
In this case, nslookup doesn't tell you much and is often misleading.
(The real problem: in-addr.arpa reverse lookups for the IP address don't
Jeremy C. Reed