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

Nathan Neulinger nneul at
Fri Mar 14 21:54:37 EST 2003

> > 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.)

Oh, woops. We're talking about different problems then. I was seeing (I
think) a problem because of the reverse lookup, not the multiple forward
one. (Maybe I'm seeing the multiple-forward one with gss, and was seeing
the multiple-reverse one with aklog perhaps?)

Ah well. 

-- Nathan
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