New rc.d/named features for testing: auto-forwarding and wait on boot

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Mar 31 13:39:15 PDT 2009

Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Doug Barton <dougb at> (from Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:04:17
> -0700):
>> There has been some discussion recently about the idea of adding an
>> option for the rc.d startup process to wait until name resolution
>> comes on line. (There is also room for a more general "wait for the
>> network to come on line" option, but I chose to focus on the named
>> version since my time is limited atm.)
> I assume this is opt-in, and not on by default

Careful reading of my post, or 2 seconds spent looking at the patch
will answer this for you.

> At which place in the startup would this wait?

This would be answered by looking at the patch as well, but since I'm
a nice guy I'll tell you that it waits right after named is started.
On my system with essentially the default "local resolver"
configuration plus a few things added the delay waiting for the host
command to complete is almost unnoticeable.



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