nmbd fork-and-exec, ...

Charlie Brady cbrady at ind.tansu.com.au
Mon Apr 27 05:47:18 GMT 1998

On Sat, 25 Apr 1998, F. G. P. wrote:

> Hi
> I know this is completely off-topic...sorry, but thsi really interrested
> me. Andrew writes.. "Just look at unix netscape, it has 2 processes for
> exactly the same reason". I NEVER found a unix netscape that does
> asyncronous dns-lookups - so Andrew please tell me where you found it. I
> HATE waiting if I entered the wrong hostname.... 

Maybe he means the Squid cache.

In any case, if you want a concrete example that forking a process is used
in practice to get DNS resolved without blocking, squid'll do.

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