[dns-operations] Old version of dig on macOS

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Mon Dec 18 21:07:25 UTC 2023

On Mon, Dec 18, 2023 at 06:48:30PM +0000, Weinberg, Matt wrote:

> The latest patched versions of macOS Ventura (13.6.3) and Sonoma
> (14.1.2) both include an old version of the dig client:
> % dig -v
> DiG 9.10.6
> I only noticed the issue when I attempted to retrieve the ZONEMD
> record of the root zone from my MacBook (it didn’t work).  I can’t
> speak to whether this older version of dig is missing any other
> features (or addresses any security concerns).
> Anyone know how best to nudge Apple into updating the default dig
> client on macOS?  Thoughts either way?

A starting point (per https://opensource.apple.com/) might be:
<opensource at apple.com>.  The github repo is perhaps a bit behind
the shipped binary, it shows 9.9.7-p3:



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