Two quick resolver questions

Vladislav Yasevich vlad at zk3.dec.com
Fri May 19 12:17:28 UTC 2000


Paul A Vixie wrote:
> 
> > 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?
> 
> yes.
> 
> > 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).
> 
> vendors?

Well, Compaq ships both.  In the 4.0 stream of the OS (4.0D, E, F...)
we ship the the 4.9 based resolver.  In the 5.0 stream, we ship the
8.1.2 resolver with some 8.2.2 P5 patches.

-vlad 
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