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Re: firewall going bezerk.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Igor Pechtchanski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Harald Houppermans" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2003 4:52 AM
Subject: Re: firewall going bezerk.
> On Sun, 29 Jun 2003, Harald Houppermans wrote:
> > Yo,
> > Cygwin is constantly performing DNS lookup's
> > My zone alarm firewall is going nuts.
> > I think cygwin even turned my firewall off... the true vector engine.
> > Anyway I decided to turn the firewall off completely...
> > Cygwin is not the only app going nuts with dns... also windows xp is
> > nuts with DNS.
> > I think it is because the way cygwin and windows works... like a quake
> > game... everythin goes via network code...
> > So cygwin is like a server giving service or something... windows xp is
> > like a server ? funny.
> > But I don't think it s funny... I hate it... I want my internet
> > to only access the net when it is really needed.
> > I rather have windows xp and cygwin not be like a server etc... and just
> > dll's and other forms of inter process communication etc...
> > Those are my wishes :P :D
> > :)
> It's hard to say for sure, but my guess is that it's Cygwin's gethostname
> function which calls winsock's implementation of same. The winsock
> gethostname implementation will apparently access DNS for the name of the
> current machine - go figure. FYI, gethostname is called at least when you
> log in, to set the prompt and all...
I think that is the case.
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