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Re: namespace pollution in bind?

On Sun, 7 Jun 1998, Bdale Garbee wrote:

> Am working on the release-critical bugs in bind.  It appears that
> lintian flags the 'mx' and 'ns' commands as possible namespace
> pollution.  These, along with 'aaaa', 'soa', and 'zone' are symlinks to
> 'host' that do quickie lookups for those types of records, without
> having to specify an option like '-t soa'. 
> I'm inclined to agree with lintian that these are pretty worthless.  However,
> since this is obviously not a release-critical issue, I thought I'd ask for
> opinions before I just do it...

I frequently use "ns" and "mx" to check problems with domains (I work for
a large ISP/Web hosting provider).  While they

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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