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Re: lib/42405: libc: getaddrinfo() should perform T_A lookups before T_AAAA lookups, was: Resolver problems

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 10:19:36AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> I see.  Well, perhaps some kind of "don't do AAAA lookups" runtime
> config would help such people.

Yes, that is the solution which is currently discussed. Ideally
wand the following settings:

Query AAAA first, then A
Query A first, than AAAA
Query only AAAA
Query only A

> I wonder how many people are suffering from this ...

I don't know that. But considering that some people get nervous when
ftp(1) reports that IPv6 doesn't work before it tries IPv4 it
might be good to have an option to look up A records first.

        Kind regards

Matthias Scheler                        

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