Tracing Linux hostname resolution

Jeff Blaine jblaine@kickflop.net
Wed Jan 26 00:29:00 GMT 2011


>    I don't see where Andreas pointed out that it is only for debugging
> purposes. At any rate, I agree that it is not a very advertised
> interface; I'm not sure there is any official statement about its
> support level, though.

FWIW:

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