Subject: Re: re-reading /etc/resolv.conf on change
To: mouss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 01/07/2004 18:34:00
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On Jan 7, 2004, at 3:26 PM, mouss wrote:
> Also, the problem isn't just for host to IP or IP to host, it's also a
> problem for getting the MX, and the like (so modifying gethostbystuff
> doesn't solve the issue, if we happen to agree there's an issue).
There's not just MX... There's:
* Hesiod, used by getpwnam(), etc.
* Anything that uses TXT records.
* The Kerberos 5 libraries (which uses SRV records to locate Kerberos
There are lots of things that use the resolver, which need to have
proper "re-init" semantics.
> Of course, this will cause trouble to those who relied on the
> "misfeature" to use differnt resolv.conf for differnt apps. But
> hey have been clever enough to do that, so they can be clever enough
> to get around any modifications.
I think anyone who relied on this behavior deserves to lose by virtue
of the behavior basically being undefined.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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