Punycode & nslookup

jefsey jefsey at jefsey.com
Sun Dec 6 15:32:15 UTC 2009

At 11:06 06/12/2009, Chris Buxton wrote:
>On Dec 5, 2009, at 6:34 AM, JFC Morfin wrote:
> > Chris Buxton <cbuxton at menandmice.com> 4 décembre 2009 20:29
> >> The reason IDN support in the BIND query tools (dig, host, 
> nslookup) is not the default is because it relies on a 3rd party 
> library, which must be installed and configured by the package 
> builder beforehand. This is just like SSL support, needed for 
> DNSSEC and TSIG, except that most operating systems don't already 
> ship with libidnkit.
> >
> > Do you know the hook? I am just starting investigating the code, 
> and I have C only as a minor :-)
>All I know is what you find in the BIND source code directory. For 
>example, with BIND 9.7.0b2:
>$ ./configure --help | grep idn
>   --with-idn=MPREFIX      enable IDN support using idnkit default PREFIX
>   --with-idnlib=ARG       specify libidnkit
>$ less README.idnkit

Due to my lack of time and because at the same time I use 
BIND/Windows on my XP machine to test my own way to use the DNS in 
the IDNA suggested context; I selected 9.5.2.

I understand from quick digging that the IDN libs are of 2003. Since 
I mainly want to work on them, I feel this os OK. Except if they have 
been updated?

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