Subject: Re: Linux ip codeReply-to: (fwd)
To: Greg Hudson <ghudson@MIT.EDU>
From: Ken Hornstein <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/06/1995 01:25:03
>> I am amused by the comment that said (paraphrased) "BSD error
>> semantics caused DNS queries to dead nameservers to slow down", when
>> there is code in the BIND client code that specifically does a
>> connect on a UDP socket when only one nameserver is being queried.
>This wasn't in the version of the name resolution code that I've done
>work on (borrowed from some version of the NetBSD C library), and
>Alan's comment probably predates the most recentrelease of BIND.

What version?  It's definately in 1.0 (I just checked), and I seem to recall
this behavior on Suns which use bind 4.8.3.