Subject: Re: threads support (scheduler activation) and libraries
To: None <>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/25/2002 11:23:17
[ On Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 15:40:26 (+0900), wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: threads support (scheduler activation) and libraries 
> >Another question, I suppose, is whether there is an even newer bind9
> >set we should be planning on ultimately moving to.
> 	as far as libbind (libc resolver) is concerned, there's almost no
> 	difference between BIND8 and BIND9.

Yes, but that's only because libbind _is_ the BIND8 resolver in both
cases.  :-)

As I'm sure you already know (but others may not) there is an entirely
new and different (and quite experimental) resolver API in BIND9.  From

          - A BIND 8 compatible stub resolver library is now
            included in lib/bind.


        This distribution also includes a new lightweight stub
        resolver library and associated resolver daemon that fully
        support forward and reverse lookups of both IPv4 and IPv6
        addresses.  This library is considered experimental and
        is not a complete replacement for the BIND 8 resolver library.
        Applications that use the BIND 8 res_* functions to perform
        DNS lookups or dynamic updates still need to be linked against
        the BIND 8 libraries.  For DNS lookups, they can also use the
        new "getrrsetbyname()" API.

								Greg A. Woods

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