options in /etc/resolv.conf

Mipam mipam at ibb.net
Wed May 12 02:08:52 PDT 2004

On Mon, 10 May 2004, Matthew Seaman wrote:

> FreeBSD uses a pretty standard version of BIND-8.3.7, and it uses the
> BIND resolver code in libc -- See:
>     http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/lib/libbind/Makefile?rev=1.7&content-type=text/x-cvsweb-markup
> The part you're interested in is handled by the code in res_init.c:
> look for the res_setoptions() function in:
>     http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/src/contrib/bind/lib/resolv/res_init.c?rev=
> Which suggests that the functionality you require is available, and
> that the man page is somewhat lacking.  Note that the man page isn't
> supplied with the BIND sources, so it may well have got out of synch.
> Have you tried using those options in your /etc/resolv.conf? Do they
> work?

I have tried the options.
options timeout:60
I added it to /etc/resolv.conf
However, it doesnt seem to work, because the timeout period is still 40
seconds. Weird enough are nowhere errors detectable that the options isnt
possible or anything.


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