Subject: Re: should getnet*(3) use the DNS?
To: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 08/26/1997 22:50:11
matthew green wrote:
> jason thorpe fixed this somewhat about a month ago (with me
> looking over his shoulder :-) and extended the getnet*(3)
> functions to use the resolv.conf "lookup file bind" stuff,
> but there are still cases where this will wait for the
Hmm, can you elaborate on this point a little more?
In what cases will route still hang? I guess in the
cases where the needed information is not found in the
neccessary file (/etc/hosts?). IMHO, this is a perfectly
valid behaviour. Same things happens if you invoke
nslookup and you dns-server is not answering.
the problem isn't at all todo with /etc/hosts. it hangs
because route(8) does a getnetbyname() call (where it
hangs), and then a gethostbyname() call.
i don't see the hang myself, but, i have seen several
reports of it, and veego has been hassling me about it