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Re: gethostby* users



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Simo Sorce wrote:
> Now if you reorder these addresses what happen is that the main site A
> clients will always try to contact the branch office servers instead, as
> they have 'site-local' ones.

Why would we reorder?  This is not a given.  First, if the local network
addresses have a longer matching prefix it is automatically preferred.
Second, even if somebody is in the situation where somebody bad a bad
decision that this is not the case (e.g., always remember a machine can
have more than one IP address) you can overwrite the default preferences
getaddrinfo uses for sorting using /etc/gai.conf.

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➧ Ulrich Drepper ➧ Red Hat, Inc. ➧ 444 Castro St ➧ Mountain View, CA ❖
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