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Re: gethostby* users



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Les Mikesell wrote:
> But, if they
> resort the list, half of them will pick the wrong first choice even when
> it is reachable.

No.  The sorting performed is not a universal and complete ordering.
For once, it depends on the addresses of the client machines.  Second,
if all target addresses are equally "bad" (i.e., for IPv4, all have the
same matching prefix length) the sorting will not change the order in
which the entries are returned.  Hence the RR DNS will not lose its effect.

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