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Re: /run and read-only /etc

On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 17:42, Marco d'Itri wrote:

>  >The only solution to the resolv.conf mess I can see is to put a nameserver
>  >in base and provide a standardized way to feed forwarders to whatever
>  >nameserver is running.
> This is stupid. Most hosts do not need a name server at all.

Most hosts, especially ones that are using ppp, should probably have a
DNS cache. Not waiting for the 250ms+ modem round-trip for a DNS query
to the ISP server _really_ helps web browsing, etc.

[Actually, some browsers have a built-in DNS cache, but that's
 another issue entirely.]

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