network-manager main inclusion report

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Fri Jul 1 02:34:59 CDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 10:55 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> <quote who="Scott J. Henson">
> > Ante Karamatić wrote:
> > 
> > > <snip>
> > >
> > > bind is overkill. Maybe something lighter?
> BIND is really not that heavy, it just handles heavy loads very well. :-)
> > dnsmasq? Thats kinda what it was made for.
> BIND is used because it's highly and dynamically reconfigurable, so it copes
> well with rapidly changing networks, gateways, VPNs, and so on. lwresd is an
> option, but doesn't have all the required functionality.
> The configuration used for BIND by NetworkManager is minimal and secure, so
> it's not a huge deal.

bind is huge for what you want to use it for, it's yet another network
service. Use nscd, that's what it's there for... (The only drawback is
that if you invalidate the cache during a lookup, that lookup will fail
but the subsequent lookup will work, bit of an edge case).

Bastien Nocera <hadess at> 

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