network-manager main inclusion report
hadess at hadess.net
Fri Jul 1 14:08:09 CDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-07-01 at 18:04 +0200, Christian Bjälevik wrote:
> 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 :-).
This is split out from the glibc, it's not like it would be a huge
program to bring in. Certainly less than BIND.
> > > > 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? :-)
edit /etc/resolv.conf, and run "nscd -i hosts" and that's it. NM already
does that for you.
Bastien Nocera <hadess at hadess.net>
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