Solved [Solved] FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

slash2k

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Hi all,

I just did a clean install of FreeBSD 10. This is just a server on an intranet, so I don't load a GUI. I noticed that command line tools like sysinstall and nslookup are no longer found. Where did they go?

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Re: FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

They're gone. sysinstall(8) was already deprecated in 9.0 and completely removed in 10.0. nslookup(1) is part of BIND which is not included any more in the base system and was replaced by unbound(8).
 

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Re: FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

Somewhere in the documentation, the tool drill, as a replacement fordig and host, as a replacement for nslookup, can be used, at least for some types of queries. To get the originals, you can install bind-tools
 

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scottro said:
To get the originals, you can install bind-tools
I like dig(1) so I have it installed too. The host(1) command should still be available though, it's not part of BIND.

As for sysinstall(8), there's some work being done on bsdconfig(8) so it can be used as a replacement for the configuration part of sysinstall(8).
 

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Re: FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

Both host() and drill() are in the default install. Apparently, drill()'s name is a pun on dig(), and it does take many of the same options, though not the +short one.
 
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Re: FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

All,
Thank you for the responses....I really appreciate your help!

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Re: FreeBSD 10 sysinstall, nslookup

SirDice said:
The host(1) command should still be available though, it's not part of BIND.
I believe that host is actually part of BIND and was also removed at the time, however in this case it was replaced with a new host command compiled out of /usr/src/contrib/ldns-host which is this: http://tx97.net/ldns-host/. It works mostly the same but I've noticed some small differences.
 
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