Bug 5686 - nscd caches only one DNS entry of a round-robin set.
nscd caches only one DNS entry of a round-robin set.
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-10-07 12:25 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-18 14:38:26 EST
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-10-07 12:25:24 EDT
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 03:41:59 EDT
This bug also exists in RedHat 6.1
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 2000-02-18 14:38:59 EST
Fixed in the current devel tree.

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