|Summary:||nscd caches only one DNS entry of a round-robin set.|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Raw Hide||Reporter:||David Woodhouse <dwmw2>|
|Component:||glibc||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-18 19:38:26 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-10-07 16:25:24 UTC
When using FTP sites such as ftp.uk.kernel.org, at least one of which is usually down, the round robin DNS entries ensure that a second connection attempt will usually go to a different server than the previous attempt. However, when nscd is running, it caches the first IP address which is returned, and doesn't ever give any of the others. So Sod's Law dictates that I get the broken one, and have to enter IP addresses by hand if I want any others. nscd ought to detect the presence of multiple A records somehow, and either download them all or just refuse to cache them.
Comment 1 David Woodhouse 1999-10-18 07:41:59 UTC
This bug also exists in RedHat 6.1
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-18 19:38:59 UTC
Fixed in the current devel tree.