Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/06/2004 20:25:40
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 09:19:20AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Uh, I don't really see how this is a better solution.  resolv.conf is 
> not a configuration file that gethostby*() should ever have to care 
> about.  This is a violation of abstraction, pure and simple.  The 
> underlying resolver code should be the one to re-initialize, if 
> necessary.

I guess gethostby* has to call the res_* functions if /etc/nsswitch.conf
tells it to (or maybe it's lower in the nsswitch functions, I don't know).
My intend it to add this at the same place the resolver routines are
But I didn't look at the code yet.

Manuel Bouyer <>
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