"reasonable" bulk resolver behavior
vixie at sa.vix.com
Thu Jan 13 16:50:51 UTC 2005
Steve Friedl <steve at unixwiz.net> writes:
> > for the record, i still think that using a thread-safe resolver like IRS
> > (which is contained in bind8 and bind9's "libbind") and pthreads is the
> > right way to go, compared to ADNS. though i'd still like to do something
> > that ran natively on top of bind8's "eventlib" someday.
> Is this out of personal preference, or some deeper technical reason?
> I generally avoid pthreads because it's just not portable enough: I can
> make singlethreaded select() do nearly anything - for DNS or whatever -
> including on Win32 where I have some modest involvement [see "MVP" below].
as the original author of bind8 "eventlib", i clearly agreed with your
position... but that was in 1995. pthreads on windows works well enough
that they can get FIPS certification, which is good enough for BIND8 "IRS".
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