netbsd dns patch

Daniel Néri <>
Mon Nov 26 03:08:03 CET 2001


Hal Snyder <> writes:

> Have seen the same problem in the past with OpenBSD, but don't know
> if the problem is still there.

Yep, it has been mentioned before[*], and I do believe it's still
there.

Anyway, although your patch fixes things in your particular case, you
would still have the same problem if your nsswitch.conf had no "hosts"
line, or the if the file was missing altogether.

So I propose the following fix, which of course doesn't invalidate
yours (N.B. untested):

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This, IMO, improves things somewhat, but it's still behaving slightly
differently to most platforms' resolvers (i.e. the BIND resolver
library).


Regards,
   --Daniel


[*] http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200009/msg00034.html

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Daniel Neri



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