On Fri, 2010-06-18 at 09:59 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
On Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Stephen Gallagher
> Sorry, my reply was more directed against the assertion that NSCD should
> be mandatory to solve this without changes to glibc. I agree that it
> would be ideal for gethostbyname() to internally perform a res_init()
> when appropriate.
Ok, then we agree. I don't personally care whether it's NSCD or a
magical oracle as long as our operating system's gethostbyname()
function actually functions on mobile devices. (Caching DNS would be
a huge bonus, as other operating systems do this and us not doing so
makes the internet "feel" significantly, visibly slower compared to
them, but that's a separate bug)
I'm just gonna make NM use a local caching nameserver (which means
dnsmasq) by default at some point soon. People that don't want it can
turn it off.