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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 05:47:08PM -0500, Alan Shutko wrote:
> Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org> writes:

> > I think that for DHCP users, we should have a lightweight caching-only
> > DNS server running on the local machine. /etc/resolv.conf should point
> > to this resolver, and the various DHCP clients should notify the
> > caching-only DNS server of changes.

> That's what nscd is.  It's been the recommended thing for laptop
> users for at least a couple years.  Restart nscd whenever the DNS
> server changes, and you have no problems.

Last I knew, nscd made the horribly broken assumption that it's ok for
its cache maps to be bidirectional.  IIRC, the last DSA about this
punted on the fundamental code issue, instead recommending that nscd not
be used for host caching.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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