Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/29/2003 19:52:54
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On Dec 29, 2003, at 7:39 PM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> I think one of the reasons we've had trouble integrating newer
> resolvers is that we keep hacking with a "we'll get to it later"
> attitude, which among other things is the reason we don't have a
> thread safe resolver in...

That's not the only reason.  There have been strong technical arguments 
against using the Bind9 resolver code.  I don't see those technical 
issues being addressed any time soon.  No one has even proposed a plan 
of attack for which there is general consensus to go ahead with.

Therefore, I see absolutely no reason to hold back on an EXTREMELY 
useful improvement to the existing resolver code.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>

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