Re: DNS lookups (was: something completely different on -private)
On 12 Oct 1997, Kai Henningsen wrote:
> I noticed that after one of my latest hamm upgrades, everything handling
> IP addresses would start DNS lookups, which played havoc with my boot
> sequence (stuff like diald not coming up after running for several hours
> because ifconfig and route hang asking the name server, which waits for
> diald to come up, and no login prompt ever appearing).
Same here. My ifconfig eth0 keeps trying (and failing) to find my name
> I haven't tracked that down yet, but I suspect some change in libc6.
What kernel are you running? I think it might be an interaction b/t
the kernel and libc6. I've got 2.0.31-pre10 running absolutely fine,
but Dave Miller's 2.1.57-VGER-CVS971010 locks up in ifconfig.
Unfortunately, I can't try any earlier 2.1.x than the Dave's 10/10
snapshot because I've got a 3c905, and that snapshot is the first
2.1.5x to have the updated 3c59x driver with 3c905 support.
FWIW, I try to follow hamm on about a daily basis. I've got netbase
3.00-1 and libc 2.0.5c-01.
> In any case, I've temporarily worked around it by making sure that every
> IP used to fire up diald is locally known to my name server - /etc/hosts
> wasn't enough.
Thanks for the tip -- I was doing the silly thing manually -- comment
out nameservers in /etc/resolv.conf, then run the ifconfig et al., then
uncomment the nameservers.
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