Subject: Re: sethostent(1): is it really that useful with a DNS?
To: Chuck Cranor <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/17/2001 12:22:34
Chuck Cranor <> writes:
> in the typical config (local DNS "close" to resolver client on network)
> i don't think you'll get any real performance boost from TCP.   e.g. 
> consider NFS which uses UDP in most cases like this.

Actually, you're almost always better off with TCP these days on
virtually any protocol. The "overhead" of TCP turns out to be more
than offset by getting real congestion control. An extremely unloaded
LAN or something where you have very small transactions are the only
(possible) exceptions.

Perry E. Metzger
"Ask not what your country can force other people to do for you..."