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Bug#438179: [drepper@redhat.com: Re: [PATCH] getaddrinfo(): option to not sort IPv4 addresses]

>  The reason we have that sorting is to get consistency.
>  I won't add such an option to disturb it.  Not to sort is completely,
> utterly wrong since the order in which addresses are returned from the
> service are more or less random.

The random order is exactly the point in the first!  Nameservers even
return a different one as first specially to get such behaviour.


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