Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 49161
please add dnswalk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:46 EDT
It would be exceedingly useful for dnswalk (see
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dnswalk/) to be included in the bind RPM.
I can't see any valid reason for adding it to the bind package itself;
I'm not opposed to adding it as a separate package though.
I suppose you're right that it doesn't belong in bind, but it seems like
overkill to put it in a separate package. How about putting it in bind-utils?
I don't think it belongs in bind-utils either, because bind-utils is also an
important package for people who don't run DNS servers (mostly everyone needs
host, nslookup and the likes).
I think a separate package is the best place for it.
while useful, dnswalk has limited applicability to the general OS, and thus we
will not be adding it. Perhaps it can become part of the new contrib
framework that we are developing.