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Bug#527985: ITP: libbind -- DNS resolver and message parsing library

Package: wnpp
Owner: "Robert S. Edmonds" <edmonds@debian.org>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libbind
  Version         : 6.0
  Upstream Author : Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.
* URL             : https://www.isc.org/software/libbind
* License         : ISC
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : DNS resolver and message parsing library
 libbind contains the standard resolver library that was distributed in
 BIND9 prior to version 9.6. Included are functions that communicate with
 domain name servers, parse DNS messages, retrieve network host entries
 from /etc/hosts or via DNS, convert CIDR network addresses, perform Hesiod
 information lookups, retrieve network entries from /etc/networks,
 implement TSIG transaction/request security of DNS messages, perform
 name-to-address and address-to-name translations, and use /etc/resolv.conf
 for resolver configuration.

note that the bind9 source package already ships a "libbind-dev" package
which is unrelated to libbind.  i will probably embed the SONAME version in
the -dev package name for libbind to avoid conflicting with the bind9

Robert Edmonds

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