Re: Ranting on ipcache bogosity

From: Chris Fedde <>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 10:47:45 -0600

In message <>Duane Wessels wrote:
>In my opinion there are two things which need to be fixed in
>the IP cache. We need to rotate through all addresses for a host.
>This should only occur after a connect() call. We need to disable
>an IP address if a connect() fails.
>If somebody wants to write a new dnsserver which uses res_query()
>instead of gethostbyname() please do. Then we could pass back the real
>TTL info from the DNS.
>Duane W.

These fixes will be adequate. I still believe that ipcache re-implements what
named already does. I don't think that ipcache can do a better job of
maintaining the address cache than BIND already does but it probably won't
be any worse. In my opinion the only part of the problem that squid needs
to be concerned with is the tracking of failed connections. All other
address resolution issues can be handled through BIND via the dnsserver

Received on Wed Aug 21 1996 - 09:49:56 MDT

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