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Re: [ITP] bind-9.6.0-1
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Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> I'm not asking to use the resolver lib. I'm asking that the resolver
> code in bind's libs uses the same method to fetch nameserver and
> domain information as Cygwin's default resolver does.
You could just as easily make the same argument on Linux: glibc already
includes a resolver lib, so why shouldn't BIND use it? I have yet to
see a Linux distribution patch bind to use libresolv, and I see little
difference between using libresolv and copying (part of) minires into BIND.
> Which is basically
> - use /etc/resolv.conf if available
> - otherwise, use Windows' GetNetworkParam() function.
You asked originally if it was feasible to do so. There is a Windows
version of BIND, so perhaps it is possible, but AFAICS accomodating both
would be difficult to maintain. If we're going to expect every Cygwin
user to maintain an /etc/fstab, I really don't see why we can't expect
those few who want to use BIND to maintain an /etc/resolv.conf.
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