Re: Squid dnsserver

From: James R Grinter <>
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 15:03:07 +0000

On Mon 17 Feb, 1997, Philip Inglesant <> wrote:
>It would be really nice to have the Squid dnsserver behave like other
>servers and look in parent domains if the request doesn't end in a dot.
>Is there some good reason why it doesn't do this?

A few things spring to mind:

- Aside from the confusing "who's parent domain?" that someone
else mentioned, it's also rather expensive to do so many lookups.

- There's additional confusion over where to store the object in the
cache (dnsserver would have to pass back the matched name somehow or
otherwise you can get object duplication).

- URLs never contain hostnames ending in '.'.

If you need to test incomplete hostnames aganinst a given domain, you
can use 'append_domain'.

Received on Mon Feb 17 1997 - 13:55:12 MST

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