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Re: lib/42405: libc: getaddrinfo() should perform T_A lookups before T_AAAA lookups, was: Resolver problems ("Greg A. Woods") writes:

>Unfortunately the
>apparent design of the getaddrinfo(3) API defers the decision making
>about which address family might "work" until after the overhead and
>potential delays of requesting records for a non-"working" address
>family have been incurred.

Nobody notices the "overhead" unless looking for it. That's because
people did a careful decision.

Almost nobody notices "potential delays", you need a specific bug
in your DNS server that you are unable or unwilling to correct.

So, all this arguing on your side is only for people that do not want
to use IPv6, and that insist on a single knob to turn off the evil so
they can live in a perfect world(TM). This becomes even more visible
as you start suggesting to change thew world (e.g. Mouse' addr tool)
to fit your world view.

Don't you see that such an argumentation is futile?

                                Michael van Elst
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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