Can I specify the resolver timeout?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun May 30 20:12:17 PDT 2004

On 2004-05-30 12:04, adp <dap99 at> wrote:
> Is there a way to override this timeout value? I know it is possible
> on other UNIX systems, such as AIX.
> Basically, we want to get a response within 3 seconds or the resolver
> should try the second DNS server.

Look at resolv.conf(5).  More specifically at the "options timeout" option.

- Giorgos

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