Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: NetBSD Userlevel Technical Discussion List <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/01/2004 21:22:47
On Thu, Jan 01, 2004 at 02:43:50PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 15:51:08 (+0100), Manuel Bouyer wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
> >
> > I though about adding a environement variable for this as well, to allow
> > a user to use its own resolv.conf (I'd like to be able to have a different
> > search than the site-wide one). But it may be better to have env variables
> > to override parts of resolv.conf. This needs more thoughs.
> All of that sounds just about as dangerous as that stupid HOSTALISES
> thing that I've ripped out of my own resolver code.
> If you don't have the rights on some machine to change /etc/resolv.conf
> then you shouldn't have the right to tell the resolver to use some other
> configuration, even if it is only rope for your own execution.

Why ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference