Subject: Re: Local IP addresses changing
To: Don Lewis <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-net
Date: 08/28/2000 11:42:50
>} 1. NTP should get intimate enough with the BIND DNS code to get the 
>} TTL along with the A RR, and should requery the name/address mapping 
>} for all peers when their TTLs expire. The TTL is the maximum time 
>} that such a mapping is guaranteed to be valid. This necessarily means 
>} that NTP should be keeping peering relationships with host names 
>} rather than host addresses...
>Recent versions of squid have an internal host name to IP address cache
>that works this way.  It also does asynchronous lookups to avoid blocking
>the entire process.

indeed.  i believe that most irc servers will also be found to have an
implementation of async dns somewhere in them.  i know mine does.

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