Re: DNS lookups
email@example.com (Miquel van Smoorenburg) wrote on 13.10.97 in <61sv3v$4ib$1@Q.cistron.nl>:
> In article <6fkyKL2mw-B@khms.westfalen.de>,
> Kai Henningsen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >Just saw this ...
> >email@example.com (Bruce Perens) wrote on 10.10.97 in
> >> Did you try "order hosts,bind" in /etc/host.conf? If you have the right
> >> entries in /etc/hosts DNS should not be involed.
> >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).
> >I haven't tracked that down yet, but I suspect some change in libc6.
> I think the "order" statement is not used anymore by libc6. Check out
That's not it; it says the same (go to /etc/hosts first), but that didn't
Actually, I'm wondering why it's trying to do lookups in the first place.
I'm pretty sure it didn't do that before, as I didn't have those hosts
either in /etc/hosts or in my local named, and it ran without a hitch.
I *suspect* that glibc, when asked to find an IP number in the string
"188.8.131.52", decides to ask for a DNS entry before giving back 0x01020304.
If this turns out to be true, I won't hesitate to call it a serious bug.
However, as I said above, I've yet to determine what exactly happens.
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