ISC's libbind provides the standard resolver library, along with header files and documentation, for communicating with domain name servers, retrieving network host entries from /etc/hosts or via DNS, converting CIDR network addresses, perform Hesiod information lookups, retrieve network entries from /etc/networks, implement TSIG transaction/request security of DNS messages, perform name-to-address and address-to-name translations, utilize /etc/resolv.conf for resolver configuration. It contains many of the same historical functions and headers included with many Unix operating systems. Originally written for BIND 8, it was included in BIND 9 as optionally-compiled code through release 9.5. It has been removed from subsequent releases of BIND 9 and is now provided as a separate package.
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.
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.
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