host name resolution, again (krb5-1.3-alpha1 is available)

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Mar 14 21:45:14 EST 2003

Nathan Neulinger <nneul at> writes:

> Ick. It'd be less trouble to just install lbnamed or similar and have it
> randomly return a cname.

That's what we use.  That's why we wrap it with a script.

> Multiple cnames in a response violates the dns rfc's, but as far as I
> know, returning a _single_ cname with a random target should be fine.

I believe that the whole point of this thread was that the DNS lookup
happens *twice* inside the binary, which of course means that with
something like lbnamed, it doesn't work.

(I'm one of the people who runs one of the lbnamed servers.)

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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