resolver's behavior

Kirk Bradel kirkb at
Tue Apr 25 14:56:37 UTC 2006

Kevin Darcy wrote:
> Barry Margolin wrote:
>> 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?
> If you look further down the thread, you'll see that Kirk Bradel had 
> claimed to have "duplicated the [...] results" on a Wintel platform. I 
> was responding partly to the original poster and partly to Kirk. It's 
> possible that this bug/quirk has no platform dependencies at all, but I 
> always try to disclaim anything and everything that I say that has to do 
> with BIND on Wintel, since I have zero experience in that regard...

When I read that the OP tried Solaris in his "second" test, I 
incorrectly assumed that he tried Wintel in the first test.

I was simply trying to provide more insight to the solution/trouble by 
showing that the "bug/quirk" can be duplicated.

Sorry for the confusion.

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