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Re: Adding openresolv to base

On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 03:56:04PM +0000, Roy Marples wrote:
> I would like to propose adding openresolv [1] to the base system so that
> different daemons that want to update resolv.conf(5) can do so without
> stepping on each others toes. dhcpcd can handle this internally, but
> only for DNS information obtained by itself.

Rather than introducing further hacks to automatically munge what's
theoretically a sysadmin-edited file, can we have the daemons do this
in /var/run, and have the resolver go look at the results based on a
resolv.conf setting?

I doubt the overhead induced by the resolver loading an additional
file from cache will be a problem, even on vaxes, and I must say I
really don't like it when random tools clobber my configuration. 

David A. Holland

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