gethostbyname/1 on Freebsd

Raimo Niskanen raimo@REDACTED
Mon Oct 20 09:13:26 CEST 2003

Sorry if I am slow, but it is monday morning: what is -CURRENT?

Anyway. It is a bad design now that Erlang (inet_config) assumes which 
files should be present based only on os:type(). I you do not have the 
files "normal" (how it looked some years ago) to your OS, Erlang's own 
name resolver may miss the mark by miles in any OTP release. This is the 
main reason we want to rewrite the lot (of the resolving stuff).

Jimmy Olgeni wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Olivier wrote:
>>	i'm having problems with gethostbyname/1 on FreeBSD:
> I noticed that it may happen in -CURRENT if you have no nsswitch.conf
> file in /etc/ - is that so?

/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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