Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: NetBSD User's Discussion List <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/06/2004 20:52:22
On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 02:45:34PM -0500, Greg A. Woods wrote:
> [ On Tuesday, January 6, 2004 at 20:27:05 (+0100), Manuel Bouyer wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
> >
> > No, the changes should be picked up immediatly, otherwise you may end
> > up waiting for nameserver timeouts, which isn't good.
> One waits for nameserver timeouts often enough regardless -- i.e. I
> don't think this is an issue from a human factors point of view.

I disagree. It's really annoying.
Worse, you can get wrong values if you query a nameserver from the outside
which allows recursions only for the inside.

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