Re: squid2.3, /etc/resolv.conf

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2000 23:59:31 +0200

Veaceslav Revutchi wrote:

> Can anyone explain what would be the advantage of using the unix resolver
> instead of spawning multiple dnsserver processes like it used to be
> in 2.2?

It is mainly load related. The external dnsserver processes is a
bottleneck if you have a lot of requests or slow DNS resolving. However
the internal DNS resolver is a bit buggy yet..

> Also, in the case of a transparent server there shouldn't be much
> resolving at all since the client will already resolve the name and
> the cache server just gets the resolved url from the intercepted packet,
> right?

Squid doesn't trust the clients resolver.

Henrik Nordstrom
Squid hacker
Received on Fri May 19 2000 - 16:18:42 MDT

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