network-manager main inclusion report

Christian Bjälevik nafallo at magicalforest.se
Fri Jul 1 11:04:16 CDT 2005


fre 2005-07-01 klockan 09:52 +0100 skrev Bastien Nocera:
> On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 18:15 +1000, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > <quote who="Bastien Nocera">
> > 
> > > > 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 already in main too. neither nscd or dnsmasq is :-).

> > > 
> > > 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).
> > 
> > afaik (and the reason why BIND was chosen by upstream), you can't configure
> > nscd at run time to the same degree you can with BIND.
> 
> Apart from a decent default config file, what is it you need exactly?
> It would certainly be nice to be able to switch host caching on easily
> without poking at the config file, but I don't see that as a real
> problem.
> 
> Dan Williams chose BIND, but it was nscd that was used in the end (after
> people kicked him for having a requires on bind).
> 
> ---
> Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net> 
> You're either born crazy or born boring. -- Oliver Stone

The ability to switch forwarders on-the-fly? :-)


Sincererly,
/Christian




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