Subject: Re: Outstanding resolver bug PR 6410
To: maximum entropy <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2000 23:51:23
>I've had a PR open since 1.3H about a nasty resolver bug that breaks
>one of my applications. The PR was filed with a clear description of
>the problem, a trivial set of steps to artificially reproduce the
>failure mode, and a patch to correct the bug.
>Each time I've mentioned this bug here I've been asked to update my
>patch for the latest version of res_send.c and resubmit it. So far
>there are three versions of the patch in the PR database, and no
>obvious sign of anything being done about it.
first of all, sorry for putting the PR on hold for a long time.
>This bug was also reported to the BIND development team at the same
>time. They quickly acknowledged the problem and fixed it immediately
>in their distribution.
actually, the patch on the PR is little bit aggressive than BIND 4.9.7
when we have less-than-0 value in "seconds" variable. Not sure
if it makes large difference or not. I think I will put a code
equivalent to BIND 4.9.7 to the tree.
Your patch: set seconds to 0 when seconds < 0,
BIND 4.9.7 and 8.2.2: set seconds to 1 when seconds <= 0,