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Re: DNS lookups

Kai Henningsen wrote:

> I *suspect* that glibc, when asked to find an IP number in the string  
> "", 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.

This is the case, I checked the libc5 and glibc sources.
You can find some discussion in bugreport #13492.

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