Can I specify the resolver timeout?

adp dap99 at
Mon May 31 10:35:47 PDT 2004

It would be nice to see this in 4.10 or 4.11 (if there will be one). We
aren't looking to move to 5.x within the next several months, if not longer.
FreeBSD is just too stable to upgrade. :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Giorgos Keramidas" <keramida at>
To: "Matthew Seaman" <m.seaman at>; "adp"
<dap99 at>; <freebsd-questions at>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 3:16 AM
Subject: Re: Can I specify the resolver timeout?

> On 2004-05-31 08:20, Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at>
> > On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 06:38:58AM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> > > Hmmm, I *am* running 5.X.  Looking at the manpage source I see that
> > > option's missing from the 4.X sources :(
> >
> > This came up on the list quite recently.  The source for the FreeBSD
> > resolver.5 man page (/usr/src/share/man/man5/resolver.5) is maintained
> > separately from the equivalent BIND source contributed from the ISC
> > (/usr/src/contrib/bind/doc/man/resolver.5) The 'timeout:' and
> > 'attempts:' entries in the FreeBSD man page are there in HEAD and have
> > been for 5 months, but (despite the CVS comment on version 1.10 of the
> > page) haven't been MFC'd to RELENG_4 or RELENG_5_2 yet.
> >
> > Whether this means that support is available in the underlying
> > resolver libraries is another question.
> I just looked at the sources of src/lib/libc/net/res_init.c and it seems
> that support for "timeout:" only exists in CURRENT.  RELENG_4,
> RELENG_5_0, RELENG_5_1 and RELENG_5_2 lack the part of res_init.c that
> sets the timeout to the value configured in the `resolv.conf' file.
> I'm not sure if there are any plans to merge this back to 4.X or the
> release branches of 5.X though.
> - Giorgos

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