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Re: (DNS) draft wording for W.G. review.

From: Donald E. Eastlake 3rd <dee@cybercash.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 09:50:05 -0500 (EST)
To: Anawat Chankhunthod <chankhun@catarina.usc.edu>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960327094714.23506C-100000@cybercash.com>
On Wed, 27 Mar 1996, Anawat Chankhunthod wrote:

> Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 01:09:09 -0800
> From: Anawat Chankhunthod <chankhun@catarina.usc.edu>
> To: jg@w3.org
> Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
> 
> ...
>
> - gethostbyname call doesn't give you ttl information back
>   So, if a ttl info is needed, you have to basicially integrate all 
>   resolver code, talking udp to DNS server. Also server selection, timing out,
>   exponential back off and all that. Basically, it is a integration of the whole
>   BIND into client/server.

Seems like a terrible idea given how quickly and continuously BIND has 
been evolving to make it more robust in the face of various security 
attacks.

> Anawat

Donald
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