[distcc] gethostbyname()

Daniel Kegel dkegel at google.com
Wed Oct 13 17:02:02 GMT 2004

Martin Pool wrote:
> On 13 Oct 2004, Thomas Schwinge <schwinge-lists-samba.org-distcc at nic-nac-project.de> wrote:
>>On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 12:18:20PM +1000, Martin Pool wrote:
>>>On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:32:25 +0200, Dimitri Papadopoulos-Orfanos
>>><papadopo at www.nospam.fr> wrote:
>>>>Note that mozilla uses lookups in a separate process, so that option may
>>>>be gross but it can't be that bad.
>>>Samba does this too.  Perhaps someone should put it into a library, if
>>>there is not already one.
>>Skadns is Kind of an Asynchronous DNS client software.
> Thanks for the pointer, but this seems to only do DNS, not other
> nsswitch options such as /etc/hosts or NIS.  Not an absolute
> impediment, but it would be nice to support them for users who need
> them.

Also, skadns is part of djbos, and using it means diving down
a long rabbit hole and saying goodbye to Unix APIs in general.
I wouldn't recommend it unless you are willing to drink the djb koolaid
(which may be yummy but takes a lot of getting used to).
- Dan

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