Bug 9021 - host doesn't default as advertised
Summary: host doesn't default as advertised
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: bind
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-01-31 18:37 UTC by Richard Troxel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 16:08:32 UTC

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Description Richard Troxel 2000-01-31 18:37:06 UTC
host(1) claims, under the -t option,

Note that the default is to look first for ``a'', and then ``mx'', except
that if the verbose option is turned on, the default is only ``a''.

This is the correct behavior, IMHO.  However, the default behavior does
not, in fact, report MX records:

huff% rpm -qf /usr/bin/host
huff% /usr/bin/host www.semiotek.org
www.semiotek.org has address
huff% /usr/bin/host -t mx www.semiotek.org
www.semiotek.org mail is handled (pri=100) by bounty.bcca.org

Similar behavior is observed on a 5.1 RedHat box with
bind-utils-8.2.2_P3-0.5.2.  Both are Intel platforms, in case that matters.

Please bring back the advertised behavior, viz. (except this lacks the
Linux priority field in MX reports)

irix% host www.semiotek.org
www.semiotek.org has address
www.semiotek.org mail is handled by bounty.bcca.org

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-03 16:08:59 UTC
Thanks, fixed.
The bug was introduced in the the 8.8.2p3 base package.

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