Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Greg A. Woods <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/01/2004 14:55:18
[ On Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 15:20:39 (-0800), Jason Thorpe wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
> Because local caching name servers are not necessarily always what you 
> want.  Perhaps you want to use a name server that does not publish some 
> information to the public DNS.

That's what named's "forwarders" are for.

>  Perhaps you are an embedded system and 
> the size of the name server binaries blow your flash space budget.

That's why we need a light-weight resolver daemon!  ;-)

(i.e. which effectively only implements forwarders)

						Greg A. Woods

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