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Re: install nslookup

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Ron Johnson wrote:

>On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 13:08:50 -0800 ben <benfoley@rcn.com> wrote:
>> On Friday 01 February 2002 08:48 am, Xeno Campanoli wrote:
>> >
>> > I can't find "dig" with apt-cache search.  I do find something called
>> > "htdig".  Is this basically the same thing?
>> no, not at all the same thing. you'll find dig in dnsutils.
>When I try to "# apt-get install dnsutils", it says that it also
>wants to install bind9-host, libdns5, libisc4, liblwres1.

I think bind9-host is a meta-package for host, which contains the host
program, which is similar to dig. The rest are just libraries that they

>Do I really readlly need most of bind9 just to do ns lookups?

Its not most, its just a wee bit.

Cameron Kerr

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