server changing options dynamically

Brian Johnson voyager.106 at
Thu Feb 19 16:06:33 UTC 2009

Thanks for the repy David. That's the behavior I'd seen on my own Linux
boxen which gave me the theory. Sounds like I was correct.


On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 3:59 PM, David W. Hankins <David_Hankins at>wrote:

> Quite a lot of applications even on unixes will only read
> /etc/resolv.conf once when they start running.  So long-lived
> desktops could have applications that haven't updated yet.
> Short of forcing reboots I don't think there's much to do than to
> wait, and finally cut it out when you can't wait anymore and the
> last 2-3 people have to restart their apps.
> --
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