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    3: The libbsdnet suite provides functions and documentation for communicating     
    4: with domain name servers, retrieving network host entries from
    5: /etc/hosts or via DNS, converting CIDR network addresses, performing
    6: Hesiod information lookups, retrieving network entries from
    7: /etc/networks, implementing TSIG transaction/request security of
    8: DNS messages, performing name-to-address and address-to-name
    9: translations, and utilizing /etc/resolv.conf for resolver configuration.
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   11: Historically, much of the code is derived from the CSRG BSD distributions, such
   12: as the the old BSD gethostbyname() API.  It was previously also maintained by ISC and distributed with BIND
   13: and libbind.  The handoff of the maintainership from ISC to NetBSD happened in July 2013.

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