Subject: Sort of a dumb question
To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/05/1997 12:31:11
Alright, I shouldn't be doing this.
Still, it raises a question.
Just for fun, I set up my NetBSD box (P450 yadda yadda yadda GENERICSBC-26 ...)
to be its own nameserver.
Slave only, with forwarding to my normal nameservers.
(I wanted to see if caching would improve my speed by a few ms, but mostly
I'm just playing).
It works fine.
The Unix System Administration Handbook advises not to set one's nameserver
as the loopback address (127.0.0.1 for newbies).
I did, since my ISP only has dynamic IP addressing.
(That's the dumb part...)
In any event, it works fine, but ...
pppd takes a minute or so to start
(vs. like no time at all before)
(When I say start, I mean _start_, as in, it doesn't let go of the
CPU for like a minute. Obviously I can start it in the background,
and not worry, but, again, I'm just curious. Does this have something
to do with the "Documented BSD Bug" mentioned in the Handbook?)