Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: Marc Unangst <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Nakata <email@example.com>
Date: 07/27/1995 01:30:17
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Nakata) writes:
> >I personally wish there was a similar functionality in NetBSD. That
> >way I wouldn't have to move /etc/resolv.conf around each time I bring
> >up and down SLIP (= the only net connection on my box), for example.
> I don't think I understand why you need to do this. When your SLIP
> connection is up, you presumably have a default route through it, and
> your nameserver is accessible.
Yes, of course.
> When your SLIP connection is down, you remove the default route, and
> attempts to reach your nameserver immediately fail with a "network
> unreachable" error.
No, it doesn't. I've never looked into it really hard and I don't
know why, but it doesn't. It waits, waits, and waits until timed out.
I configure my box as a "cache only" configuration, and it looks up
itself first for the name service. Maybe it shouldn't look up itself
first if I hate to wait? Hmm, I think I'm going to try that first...