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Re: Add a minimal instance of named early in the boot

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 02:42:24PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
>  * Run a full-featured instance of named later, and kill the
>    minimal instance of named when the full-featured instance
>    starts.

This is the one part I don't agree with. I can see four different

(1) Upstream DNS resolver present

(2) No upstream DNS and only local DNS resolver

(3) No upstream DNS and public DNS resolver

(4) No upstream DNS and public authoritive DNS.

The first doesn't need this service, but can benefit with the help
resolvconf. That is, if we also include resolvconf, it makes a very nice
default configuration.

The second item doesn't change if you later start the "full" instance of

The third item can be handled easily by changing the resolver

The fourth item is the only case where it can make a difference. If you
follow DNS best practise, you don't want to use the same IP for both
services, which brings up the question why you want to run a single

In summary, I don't see how playing games of trying to kill the pure
resolver really improves the situation. Can we please just use the much
simpler approach of two independent named instances?


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