libbind contains the standard resolver library that was distributed in
BIND9 prior to version 9.6. Included are functions that communicate with
domain name servers, parse DNS messages, retrieve network host entries
from /etc/hosts or via DNS, convert 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, and use /etc/resolv.conf
for resolver configuration.
This package contains the shared library.