Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: Paul A Vixie <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: source-changes
Date: 07/21/1999 09:24:41
Paul A Vixie <> writes:
> 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.

Is there good reason for upgrading our resolver library to bind 8's
now, or should we wait for bind 9?