[dns-operations] Client retry behavour?

Bruce Campbell bc-dns at vicious.dropbear.id.au
Wed May 9 17:38:42 UTC 2007

On Wed, 9 May 2007, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:

> My experience on Unix is that the stub resolver included in the libc
> takes a long time (several seconds, which is typically unbearable) to
> timeout and to move to the second name server listed in
> /etc/resolv.conf. Worse, since it has no memory, the problem appears
> each time you run a new program.

I've sometimes wondered why resolv.conf doesn't have an option to 
randomise the initial query order of nameservers.  But then down that path 
lies the feeping creaturism of 'primary_nameserver' and its ilk.

   Bruce Campbell.

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