Re: [tkined] Tnm::netdb cache

From: Szokoli Gabor (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 08:40:51 MET DST

On Wed, 12 Apr 2000, Juergen Schoenwaelder wrote:

> I certainly see the value of being able to control the cache. The
> interesting question is what the API addition should look like.


> Another option would be to add a time stamping mechanism so that cache
> entries are validated regularily. In this case, we only need to export
> the lifetime parameter for cache entries. Perhaps this is even better
> since most applications won't regularily flush the cache anyway.
> Any comments? Proposals? Patches?
I'm just a plain user, but the above sounds right.
Perhaps I'm talking gibberish here, but such cached entries have to
obey DNS TTL values if they are not from the /etc/hosts file, anyway.

But maybe a single, global flush would do just fine, and keep things


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