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Re: broken DNS lookups by many web browsers?

From: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 10:56:17 +0000
To: Jeff Lewis <lewis@netserver.stanford.edu>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org, schemers@leland.stanford.edu, riepel@networking.stanford.edu, torg@netserver.stanford.edu
Message-Id: <E0tuzqQ-0004Fb-00@gizmo.lut.ac.uk>

Jeff Lewis writes:

| Is this actually incorrect behavior by the clients?  If caching IPs is too
| big a win for clients to give up, can we at least make them sensitive to
| ttls?  Or at the very least do what libwww4 does and query again on failure?

Query again on failure seems perfectly reasonable ?  I don't think
anyone can argue with that.  How much of the problem is down to
underlying TCP/IP implementations, though ?  Makes it harder to work

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