Can I specify the resolver timeout?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sun May 30 20:39:02 PDT 2004

On 2004-05-30 22:26, adp <dap99 at> wrote:
>"Giorgos Keramidas" <keramida at> wrote:
>>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.
> I did in fact look at the manpage and did not find that option. I just
> looked again and I still can't find it.
> # man resolv.conf | grep -i timeout
> # uname -r
> 4.10-BETA
> Are you running FreeBSD 5.x perhaps?
> If the option is available and my manpage is wrong then that's fine.
> Just let me know. :)

Hmmm, I *am* running 5.X.  Looking at the manpage source I see that this
option's missing from the 4.X sources :(

- Giorgos

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