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 15:54:35
Chuck Cranor <> writes:
> > 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.
> yes, that's why i said: 'in the typical config (local DNS "close" to 
> 			resolver client on network)'
> i contend that DNS transactions are relatively small and most 
> LANs between resolver clients and their local DNS servers are 
> uncongested.

Dunno about either. I've had interesting situations trying to mass
reverse map lots of addresses where TCP would have been a serious win,
and most LANs seem to move towards congestion with time.

Perry E. Metzger
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