BIND Utilities-9.2.3

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-9.2.3. The BIND package includes client side programs such as 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

Installation of BIND Utilities

Install BIND Utilities by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make -C lib/dns &&
make -C lib/isc &&
make -C bin/dig &&
make -C bin/dig install

Command explanations

make -C lib/...: This command builds the libraries that are needed for the client programs.

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


The BIND Utilities package contains dig, host and nslookup.