Re: Ranting on ipcache bogosity

From: Jonathan Larmour <>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 1996 14:05:02 +0100

At 10:01 22/08/96 +0200, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
>On Wednesday 21 August 96, at 7 h 54, the keyboard of Duane Wessels
><> wrote:
>> 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.
>Yes, but this would introduce another problem: on many machines the
>administrator wants to control what directory systemes are used. This is
>typically done through a file (host.conf on Linux, svc.conf on OSF/1,
>nsswitch.conf on Solaris) which lists what directories (hosts file, DNS,
>NIS, X500, etc) should be used by resolving routines like gethostbyname
>and in which order. If you call directly the DNS, you lose that.

Perhaps add it as another option to squid.conf? One option directly uses
res_query, the other uses gethostbyname(). 99% of people want res_query I'd
imagine, and since the code for the gethostbyname() version is already there
and working, it wouldn't be too much hassle to make it optional (he says

Jonathan L.

P.S. How come I only hear about new versions of Squid from people on this
list saying they've had problems with it? Why is there no announcement of
availability and ChangLog excerpt? Harumph.
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Received on Thu Aug 22 1996 - 06:08:07 MDT

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