Two quick resolver questions

Paul A Vixie vixie at
Wed May 17 23:09:03 UTC 2000

> I noticed that between BIND 8.2 and 8.2.1, the resolver retry
> value changed from 4 to 2.  (That's how many times the resolver
> will query each name server in resolv.conf.)  Was the rationale
> behind that to reduce the overall amount of time you'd wait for
> the resolver to return if all of your name servers were dead?  Or
> something else?


> Also, does anyone know of any OSes that ship with BIND 8-
> based resolvers?  Or are vendors still shipping resolvers based
> on the 4.9 (or earlier) code?  I'm fairly certain HP ships a BIND
> 4.9-based resolver (it understands "options ndots," for example).


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