resolver's behavior

Barry Margolin barmar at
Sat Apr 22 01:53:51 UTC 2006

In article <e2bg9r$or6$1 at>,
 Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:

> I suppose it's possible that "dig" is compiled to use a different 
> resolver library than "ping" is, and the different resolver libraries 
> are looking for resolv.conf files in different locations. That would 
> explain the anomaly/inconsistency. But I don't know enough about running 
> BIND (or components of BIND) on a Wintel platform, to be able to assess 
> whether this is a plausible explanation or not.

The transcript in the original post looked like Unix, not Windows.  
Where did you get the idea that Wintel is involved?

Barry Margolin, barmar at
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