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    Why is nslookup deprecated?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:26
    Running nslookupnow gives this message:
    Note:  nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases.
    Consider using the `dig’ or `host’ programs instead. Run nslookup with
    the `-sil[ent]’ option to prevent this message from appearing.

    I’m sure there’s a good reason for this but what is it?

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    Subject: Are you using bind 9?
    Author: Lionfire
    Date: Thursday, 2001/03/01 – 00:37
    With the release of bind 9, much of the system and associated utils have been completely rewritten. While I’m not completely sure, I do remember reading that nslookup isn’t a real program anymore; it’s just a wrapper around something else. Perhaps they’ve decided to warn people that the wrapper isn’t a permanent feature.

    I’d suggest you take a look at dig and host and start learning to use those instead. They’ll do everything you used to do with nslookup, only better.

    (PS: Why can’t I post this comment from my account?)

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    Subject: Re: Are you using bind 9?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Thursday, 2001/03/01 – 14:43
    I remember reading an interview a few months back with one of the bind developers.. talking about how the next bind would be a complete code re-write. He stated something about nslookup going away bucause the way it gathered information would no longer work with the new system. I’m pretty sure its a response to security concerns.. I’m trying to find that article on the web, but can’t remember where i found it.. if i find it i’ll post.

    schwack

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    Subject: oops…
    Author: Lionfire
    Date: Thursday, 2001/03/01 – 00:38
    Okay… I’ll rephrase my PS (above)…

    Why does it say I’m anonymous when I preview my posting?

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    Subject: Re: oops…
    Author: robster
    Date: Thursday, 2001/03/01 – 21:31
    Bugs!

    😉

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    Subject: What? PHPNuke isn’t perfect?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Friday, 2001/03/02 – 03:12
    The horrors!
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    Subject: Because dig is better?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2001/02/28 – 23:49
    I couldn’t find anything more useful then

    http://cr.yp.to/djbdns/faq/tinydns.html

    where it points out how crappy nslookup is.

    I’ll be using djbdns at the ISP I run and on all my other machines I run before the end of the year.

    ISC is too big. Sendmail is crap, Bind is crap, Their DHCP and INN implementations aren’t too good either. Dan Bernstein is a jerk, but he’s a smart jerk.

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    Subject: Re: Because dig is better?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2001/03/03 – 16:19
    I agree. We love djbdns in all its versions (dnscache, tinydns, etc.) It is SO small! We run some of our NS servers on the Linux Router Project floppy distro with djbdns and it works wonderfully.

    Ian

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    Subject: Re: Because dig is better?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2001/03/03 – 16:08
    What package does I have to apt-get in order to run ‘dig’?

    Thanks, Bram.

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    Subject: Re: Because dig is better?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Monday, 2001/03/12 – 22:49
    As many replies as you got, no one answered your direct question. Dig and nslookup live in the “dnsutils” package on potato.

    Nate (nate@natetech.com)

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    Subject: Re: Because dig is better?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2001/03/04 – 16:05
    jekyll:~$ dpkg -S bin/dig
    diversion by dnsutils from: /usr/bin/dig
    diversion by dnsutils to: /usr/bin/dig.bind
    diversion by dnsutils from: /usr/bin/dig
    diversion by dnsutils to: /usr/bin/dig.bind
    dnsutils: /usr/bin/dig
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    Subject: In english, that means “same package as nslookup”
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2001/03/04 – 22:43
    If you currently use nslookup, you can run dig instead without installing anything new.
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