Samba disappearing from the network

Eloy A. Paris eparis at
Wed Nov 5 15:25:29 GMT 1997

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:

: 5) fix samba so that it can do a non-blocking gethostbyname() call: more 
:    complicated than you might think (involves having a queue of pending 
:    gethostbyname() calls, and a higher-order function / state-based callback
:    arrangement to be able to answer the original query once the gethostbyname
:    call is resolved.

I am not sure about this but I think the Squid Internet Object Cache
(a HTTP proxy, in plain words) had the same problem of blocking
gethostbyname() calls and they solved it with a piece of software of
their own invention. Probably is worth taking a look at it...

See ya!



Eloy A. Paris
Information Technology Department
Rockwell Automation de Venezuela
Telephone: +58-2-9432311 Fax: +58-2-9431645

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