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Re: BIND will completely drop D-BUS dynamic forwarders table support



Dan Williams wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-12-06 at 00:07 +0100, Tomas Janousek wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> On Wed, Dec 05, 2007 at 09:12:28AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
>> > 2) Know that you have to call res_init() in response to that signal
>> > 
>> > Ideally we wouldn't have 2), but that's the state of things now.
>> 
>> I do in no way want to start any distro flame or something, but just in
>> case any of you didn't notice, I'd like to add that Debian has been in
>> this "ideally" state for some time.
>> 
>> They have a glibc patch that stats resolv.conf every time a resolving
>> function is called. The resolv.conf file is managed by the resolvconf
>> program and it's kept somewhere in /dev/shm. And, well, it simply works,
>> all the time.
> 
> I tried to suggest that a few years ago but upstream glibc didn't want
> to do that, which I guess is fine.  Maybe Fedora could just pick up that
> patch, or start using nscd again by default.
> 

I played with nscd but found it unsatisfactory.  Problem was it happily kept
stale cache results for machines on dhcp.  I don't know if this is
controllable, but if not, it seems pretty useless.



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