ldns-host  is a DNS lookup utility based on
ldns library . It is meant to be a compatible replacement for
host utility from BIND9 distribution .
ldns-host supports all the options that
host does (except for debugging ones), and produces close, and often identical output. That is to say, you can replace
ldns-host and few people will notice any difference.
More details on current compatibilty status are in the man page at .
Make sure you have
ldns library installed, and then do this:
hg clone http://hg.tx97.net/ldns-host cd ldns-host make ./ldns-host example.net
FreeBSD 10 ships with
ldns-host in base. It is installed as