BIND Utilities-9.3.0p1

Introduction to BIND Utilities

BIND Utilities is not a separate package, it is a collection of the client side programs that are included with BIND-9.3.0p1. The BIND package includes the client side programs nslookup, dig and host. If you install BIND server, these programs will be installed automatically. This section is for those users who don't need the complete BIND server, but need these client side applications.

Package information

BIND Utilities dependencies



Installation of BIND Utilities

Install BIND Utilities by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../9.3.0-patch1 &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make -C lib/dns &&
make -C lib/isc &&
make -C lib/bind9 &&
make -C lib/isccfg &&
make -C lib/lwres &&
make -C bin/dig

Now, as the root user:

make -C bin/dig install

Command explanations

patch -Np1 -i ../9.3.0-patch1: There's a vulnerability in the DNSSEC code. See The patch fixes the bug.

make -C lib/...: These commands build the libraries that are needed for the client programs.

make -C bin/dig: This command builds the client programs.


Installed Programs: dig, host and nslookup
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions

See the program descriptions in the BIND-9.3.0p1 section.

Last updated on 2005-02-11 11:16:14 -0700