Subject: Re: have there been any "recent" resolver fixes?
To: NetBSD-current Discussion List <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/25/2000 21:58:33
[ On Thursday, May 25, 2000 at 11:54:28 (-0400), Andrew Brown wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: have there been any "recent" resolver fixes?
> okay, but i seem to recall some discussion about dnssec processing
> being offloading to something like nscd so that applications could
> have the benefits of dnssec without incurring the overhead of having
> to do the actual cryptographic processing.

If nsdc (and/or doors) ever makes it off Solaris I'll puke all over the
guy who does the port/rewrite.....

I.e. I think you're confusing bind-9 with something else entirely.

There is a light-weight resolver daemon in bind-9 to run on hosts that
don't need the full nameserver (i.e. that have no local zones and IIRC
it doesn't even have a cache).  Perhaps you're thinking of that?

Actually for now I don't even know if a truly rewritten full resolver
library is planned for bind-9 -- bind-8's might be all there is for a
while (though the library used by lwresd does have all but the res_*
functions in it).

							Greg A. Woods

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