After Install Bind in RHEL 5 got error while put nslookup command

Posted on 2007-08-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
After installation of Bind 9.4.1 on Red Hat Enterprise 5 Linux while give nslookup command I got this error message

nslookup: idn api initialization failed: no such file

so where should be trouble shoot.
Question by:devdept
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    IDN is Inernational Domain Names, i.e. domain names written using extended latin and non-latin alphabets such as kanji, cyrillic, arabic, etc. IDN was introduced in BIND in 9.4. and I guess you are either missing the IDN rpm if you used RPM's to install it or something is amiss during the ./configure phase if you built it yourself.
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    by:Jan Springer
    Or use 'dig' which should have been compiled and installed with the new bind source.  nslookup is so old and dig is much more powerful when troubleshooting DNS problems.

    If it's not in your path, it most likely is installed in /usr/local/bin/
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