Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Paul A Vixie <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1999 18:58:45
On Tue, 20 Jul 1999 18:50:09 -0700
Paul A Vixie <email@example.com> wrote:
> that's what i thought, too, but anyone who wants to change the behaviour
> of gethostbyname() (number of timeouts, retries, etc) has to do it by
> tickling that structure. bind9 does it differently. hell, bind8 can do
> it differently. but netbsd is stuck at bind4 library level, and the api
> back then was to expose that struct.
Um, ick. Can't that all be hidden by a funtional API?!
> > ...unless it's only exposed to programs that link w/ libresolv. bumping
> > that one is okay, I think... but this issue must be examined very carefully.
> isn't netbsd's libresolv just a shill? 4.4bsd moved all of libresolv into
libresolv is the following files:
gethnamaddr.c res_mkquery.c res_query.c res_send.c
...built w/ -DDEBUG. Any program that links against libresolv will
use the DEBUG versions instead, not the libc versions.
It's entirely possible that only programs that link against libresolv
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>