net/host - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Powerful DNS query and testing tool

Host is a very powerful DNS query and testing command-line tool. Major
differences with the ancient version of the program with the same name
that's included in the BIND-4 and BIND-8 distributions:

 - Major overhaul of the entire code including rigid error checking,
   and verbose error messages. Several sections have been rewritten
   from scratch. Documentation has been added. Syntax extended.
 - It is now possible to do recursive listings into delegated zones.
 - Maintain resource record statistics and host count during zone listings.
 - Check for various extraneous conditions during zone listings.
 - Check for illegal domain names containing invalid characters.
 - Verify that certain domain names represent canonical host names.
 - Perform ttl consistency checking during zone listings.
 - Exploit multiple server addresses if available.
 - Option to exploit only primary server for zone transfers.
 - Option to exclude info from names that do not reside in a zone.
 - Implement timeout handling during connect and read.
 - Write resource record output to optional log file.
 - Special MB tracing by recursively expanding MR and MG records.
 - Special mode to check SOA records at each nameserver for a zone.
 - Special mode to check reverse mappings of host addresses.
 - Configurable default options in HOST_DEFAULTS environment variable.
 - Implement new resource record types from RFCs 1183, 1348, 1664, 1712,
   1876 and 1886. Basic experimental NSAP support as defined in RFC 1637.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies

(none)

Binary packages

OSArchitectureVersion
NetBSD 8.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0powerpchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 8.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphahost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphahost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphahost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0mips64ebhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0mips64ebhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0mips64ebhost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparchost-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64host-20070128nb1.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

(none)

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.


Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.