net/libbind - The NetBSD Packages Collection

ISC Standard Resolver Library

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.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/cwrappers devel/libtool-base

Runtime dependencies


Binary packages


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

Enable support for IPv6.
Enable threads support.

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.