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Re: The state of resolv.conf

Is there any current daemon that does this effect of directing name resolution to specific servers according to IP ranges and/or domain names, with the option of adding/removing servers on the fly ? Does dnsmasq do that ?

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Nils Philippsen <nils redhat com> wrote:
On Tue, 2008-09-16 at 11:05 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:

> Another problem with modifying resolv.conf is that most processes only
> read it once, usually shortly after starting up, so any changes that
> happen after that don't get picked up by existing processes. So for
> instance you could have a web browser that couldn't resolve names from a
> VPN tunnel that had been brought up after the browser had been started.

Which is a bug IMO. If applications don't use the glibc supplied
functions for name-resolving, they should at least reinvent the wheel
properly and check for changes to resolv.conf.

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