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From dean gaudet <dgaudet-list-new-ht...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: From the 2.0 Status file...
Date Fri, 26 May 2000 19:26:56 GMT


On Fri, 26 May 2000, Tony Finch wrote:

> rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> >
> >>    * We need a thread-safe resolver, at least on Unix.
> >>        Status: The best known candidate would be something from
> >>        BIND v9.
> > 
> >Why are we responsible for coming up with a thread-safe resolver?  Can't
> >we take care of this with a simple doc and a link to ISC for a new version
> >of Bind?
> 
> We need to choose an API to write code to and there isn't a standard
> one. The best ones have the wrong license (adns is GPL, DJB's stuff is
> unmodifiable) or don't do the right thing: BIND9's resolver is a full-
> service resolver, not a stub resolver (which is what we want). See
> http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/pipermail/adns-discuss/2000/000051.html
> 
> Bah, etc.

we should just punt this to the libc vendors.  use the _r versions where
available, and if those don't perform then someone else will fix them
eventually.  you just need to publish a benchmark ;)

-dean


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