Subject: Re: Support for mDNS?

Re: Support for mDNS?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 15:13:55 +0100 (CET)

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Matt Gruenke wrote:

> One option I've investigated is adding support for glibc's NSS mechanism
> ("Name Service Switch"). This would allow resolution mechanisms to be added
> without modifying c-ares. Furthermore, it would enable c-ares apps to
> respect the behavior specified in /etc/nsswitch.conf (the lack of which
> might be a source of confusion and frustration for users and admins).

That sounds like something existing users might be missing.

> Thoughts? Opinions?
> I'm already half way down the path of adding NSS support, but I'm not sure
> if/when I'll have time to finish.

Personally, I find the support for /etc/nsswitch.conf to be the interesting
part, while NSS and mDNS is uninteresting to me.

   c-ares -- my preferred DNS asynch resolver library
Received on 2007-02-19