The following reply was made to PR bin/17532; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Dan Nelson <email@example.com>
To: Sheldon Hearn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: bin/17532: "host" only prints A records by default
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 09:51:08 -0600
In the last episode (Mar 22), Sheldon Hearn said:
> On Tue, 21 Mar 2000 10:39:09 CST, email@example.com wrote:
> > One of the BIND updates changed the default behaviour of the "host"
> > command. It used to print both A and MX records for the address
> > queried, but now it only prints the A record. You have to run
> > "host -t mx" to get MX info. The manpage still says the old
> > behaviour is the default.
> Wouldn't it be better to update the manual page to describe the new
> behaviour? This would keep host on FreeBSD consistent with host on
> other platforms running the same version of BIND.
But I'd rather see the old behaviour :) It annoys me on other
platforms with Bind 8, but this one I can at least change.
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