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Frank Pikelner frank.pikelner at
Mon Nov 17 23:04:35 UTC 2014

On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Chris Adams <linux at> wrote:

> Once upon a time, Juan Orti <juan.orti at> said:
> > systemd-resolved is a daemon for resolving DNS. What's wrong about
> > caching? All DNS servers perform caching.
> >
> > It's like if you have unbound at as local resolver, that's a
> > very common setup.
> Well, that's the point.  We already have multiple, perfectly functional,
> caching resolvers.  We have resolver libraries.  Why did the systemd
> project add this to the scope of the project for "a system and service
> manager for Linux"?  Why didn't they re-use existing services and/or
> libraries?  Why re-invent a wheel that happens to have a number of
> corner cases that can be tricky to get right (and a security problem if
> you get it wrong)?
In general DNS caching may be useful, but with other perfectly good
solution(s) (i.e. nscd) for Linux the implementation of the same in systemd
does not add value.
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