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Re: "resolving host"

On 09/30/04 23:21, Haines Brown wrote:
Ralph Katz <ralph.katz@rcn.com> writes:

What do you get when you try to resolve the address directly?


~$ time host www.debian.org
www.debian.org has address

real    0m0.071s
user    0m0.050s
sys     0m0.010s

That ain't molasses....  :)

This opens a whole new perspective for me. Not to derail the thread,
but I get:
        $ time host www.debian.org
        www.debian.org   A

        real 0m0.027s
        user 0m0.000s
        sys  0m0.000s

The man and info time did not make clear to me what "real", "user" and
"sys" refer to. Would you inlighten me? What is the "A"? Why zero time
for the user and sys?


Beats me, I'm the average Joe that sits in this Ferrari called debian GNU/Linux and says, "wow!" :)

Looks to me like your computer is faster or less busy than mine. man time does answer your question, but I can't explain it further.


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