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Re: The state of resolv.conf



On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 08:44 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-09-15 at 09:32 +0200, Ahmed Kamal wrote:
> > Wouldn't the best way be to have an api that can be used to add and
> > delete DNS servers and manipulate resolv.conf. Then we could have
> > deamons call that.
> 
> No what you really need is more than a simple resolv.conf file.
> 
> We need a default caching daemon (which by itself will solve a lot of
> other issues) that tools like NM, vpnc, openvpn can interact with.
> These tools will tell the caching daemon which IP ranges and which
> domains their provided forwarders should be consulted for. All dynamic
> so that as soon as one daemon goes away, the caching DNS will notice and
> revert queries to the default DNS. And if NM/routes go away it can keep
> working out of its cache.

Might this daemon be called dnsmasq?

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