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Yves Rutschle y.rutschle@indigovision.com
Tue Mar 13 09:42:00 GMT 2001


> Is the number of retries configurable?

Yes, it's all in resolv.conf(5):
option attempts:1
to only have one attempt. You can change timeouts, order of scan,
pretty much everything you can think of.

> I am using glibc 2.1.3, can you recommend any specific code 
> that I should be
> looking at in the resolv directory to help understand exactly what is
> happening?

The proper way to go is probably to use the configuration files before
changing the code (but then, maybe I say that only because I don't
know where to look in the glibc :-) ).

HTH,
Yves

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