bind 9.16.16 DNS implementation

BIND implements the DNS protocols for the Internet. It is both a reference implementation of those protocols and production-grade software, suitable for use in high-volume and high-reliability applications.

The name stands for "Berkeley Internet Name Domain" because the software originated in the early 1980s at the University of California at Berkeley.

The utils output of this package contains the following command line utilities related to DNS name servers:

delv

DNS lookup and validation utility

dig

DNS lookup utility

host

DNS lookup utility

nslookup

Internet name servers interactive query utility

nsupdate

Dynamic DNS update utility