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Date:      2 Sep 2003 18:08:49 +0200
From:      "Clemens Fischer" <>
To:        "Kelly Yancey" <>
Subject:   Re: hostnames resolving problem
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> (Kelly Yancey's message of "Sun, 31 Aug 2003 18:52:10 -0700 (PDT)")
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* Kelly Yancey:

> On 30 Aug 2003, Clemens Fischer wrote:
>> that would not be my cup of tea, because by this ipfw(8) becomes
>> "unscriptable", ie. i'd have to grep(1) for messages and start from
>> scratch again.  i guess this problem should be detected and handled
>> ahead of running ipfw(8).  note that you can always use `-p
>> preprocessor' for this.
>   No you don't, it just warns, not exits.  You'll get warnings
> telling you that what you are doing is a Bad Idea, but you can send
> them to /dev/null if you don't care.

i know, but this doesn't put me at ease.  since hosts can choose do
implement DNS round-robin any time, this might not only be a bad idea,
it might well be plain wrong, and i wouldn't even know.  the patch
should error-exit IMO, or people who need this feature should dream up
their own m4 macros to handle this "feature".


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