Subject: Re: Local IP addresses changing
To: Don Lewis <Don.Lewis@tsc.tdk.com>
From: Andrew Brown <email@example.com>
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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