Subject: Re: randomid(3)
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 09/10/2003 11:15:49
Robert Elz wrote:
>client at just the right time.   This libc really good random ID stuff
>makes no difference to anything at all that matters for DNS queries - it
>simply adds overhead.

And serious overhead at that.  The suggestion to use this new random
id thing for DNS queries raised a red-flag for me when I saw it,
but I couldn't follow-up at the time.  I agree with Robert that this
is likely excessive overhead for the benefit it may provide to DNS
clients (in the real world).