1. Peter Gradwell
  2. bind9-clone


bind9-clone / README.idnkit

			BIND-9 IDN patch

	       Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)

* What is this patch for?

This patch adds internationalized domain name (IDN) support to BIND-9.
You'll get internationalized version of dig/host/nslookup commands.

    + internationalized dig/host/nslookup
	dig/host/nslookup accepts non-ASCII domain names in the local
	codeset (such as Shift JIS, Big5 or ISO8859-1) determined by
	the locale information.  The domain names are normalized and
	converted to the encoding on the DNS protocol, and sent to DNS
	servers.  The replies are converted back to the local codeset
	and displayed.

* Compilation & installation

0. Prerequisite

You have to build and install idnkit before building this patched version
of bind-9.

1. Running configure script

Run `configure' in the top directory.  See `README' for the
configuration options.

This patch adds the following 4 options to `configure'.  You should
at least specify `--with-idn' option to enable IDN support.

	To enable IDN support, you have to specify `--with-idn' option.
	The argument IDN_PREFIX is the install prefix of idnkit.  If
	IDN_PREFIX is omitted, PREFIX (derived from `--prefix=PREFIX')
	is assumed.

	Specify this option if idnkit you have installed links GNU
	libiconv.  The argument LIBICONV_PREFIX is install prefix of
	GNU libiconv.  If the argument is omitted, PREFIX (derived
	from `--prefix=PREFIX') is assumed.

	`--with-libiconv' is shorthand option for GNU libiconv.


	This is equivalent to:

	    --with-iconv='-L/usr/local/lib -R/usr/local/lib -liconv'

	`--with-libiconv' assumes that your C compiler has `-R'
	option, and that the option adds the specified run-time path
	to an executable binary.  If `-R' option of your compiler has
	different meaning, or your compiler lacks the option, you
	should use `--with-iconv' option instead.  Binary command
	without run-time path information might be unexecutable.
	In that case, you would see an error message like:

	    error in loading shared libraries: libiconv.so.2: cannot
	    open shared object file

	If both `--with-libiconv' and `--with-iconv' options are
	specified, `--with-iconv' is prior to `--with-libiconv'.

	If your libc doesn't provide iconv(), you need to specify the
	library containing iconv() with this option.  `ICONV_LIBSPEC'
	is the argument(s) to `cc' or `ld' to link the library, for
	example, `--with-iconv="-L/usr/local/lib -liconv"'.
	You don't need to specify the header file directory for "iconv.h"
	to the compiler, as it isn't included directly by bind-9 with
	this patch.

	With this option, you can explicitly specify the argument(s)
	to `cc' or `ld' to link the idnkit's library, `libidnkit'.  If
	this option is not specified, `-L${PREFIX}/lib -lidnkit' is
	assumed, where ${PREFIX} is the installation prefix specified
	with `--with-idn' option above.  You may need to use this
	option to specify extra arguments, for example,
	`--with-idnlib="-L/usr/local/lib -R/usr/local/lib -lidnkit"'.

Please consult `README' for other configuration options.

Note that if you want to specify some extra header file directories,
you should use the environment variable STD_CINCLUDES instead of
CFLAGS, as described in README.

2. Compilation and installation

After running "configure", just do

	make install

for compiling and installing.

* Contact information

Please see http//www.nic.ad.jp/en/idn/ for the latest news
about idnkit and this patch.

Bug reports and comments on this kit should be sent to
mdnkit-bugs@nic.ad.jp and idn-cmt@nic.ad.jp, respectively.

; $Id: README.idnkit,v 1.2.762.1 2009/01/18 23:25:14 marka Exp $