resolver behaviour regarding searchlist and A/AAAA query replies

Jan Gyselinck freebsd-stable at
Fri May 5 07:52:00 UTC 2006

On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 08:38:20AM +0900, Hajimu UMEMOTO wrote:
> Hi,
> >>>>> On Mon, 1 May 2006 20:46:40 +0200
> >>>>> Jan Gyselinck <freebsd-stable at> said:
> Jan> What I find strange though, is the fact it's now applying the searchlist
> Jan> to get an answer on the AAAA query.  Other than the fact this could
> Jan> potentially give unpredictable results in specific situations, I find
> Jan> this rather illogical.  Since one of the queries (A or AAAA) succeeded
> Jan> we _know_ the host in question exists (and the searchlist is there to
> Jan> make non-fqdn queries work for 'local' hosts, by applying the searchlist
> Jan> if the host does not seem to exist).  So, in short, isn't this a bug?
> Which application did you use?  The application which doesn't use
> getaddrinfo(3) has this issue, and it cannot be fixed without
> re-writing the application to use getaddrinfo(3).

konqueror, which is dogslow on this box, there must be something else playing
here too...

Jan Gyselinck

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