Bug 59320 - slow name resolution when not using long DNS name.
slow name resolution when not using long DNS name.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-02-05 06:39 EST by The Lord Voodoo
Modified: 2016-11-24 09:57 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-03 05:50:49 EDT
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Description The Lord Voodoo 2002-02-05 06:39:02 EST
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Description of problem:
This is bug was already submitted but was closed with NOT A BUG result.
I think this is a BUG. Adding names and alias to /etc/hosts doesn't solve the
problem. The local domain is not appended to the hostname. AND THIS IS THE

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to connect to a xyz.mydomain.* with short name xyz.

Actual Results:  Slow name resolution. From 15 to 60 seconds.

Expected Results:  Fast name resolution.

Additional info:

telnet-0.17-20 binaries.

Try to be professional.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2002-02-05 06:57:05 EST
This is a glibc bug...
hints.ai_family = PF_UNSPEC;
getaddrinfo(hostp, portp, &hints, &res0);
with AF_INET this works without delays...

Comment 2 ed.moses 2002-06-05 15:21:42 EDT
I am experiencing a similar problem with slow name resolution.  The system is
RedHat Linux 7.3.  Providing a fqdn results in instant name resolution, using
only a host without the domain portion takes upwards of 30 seconds.

Our RedHat Linux 7.2 systems are not experiencing this problem.

/etc/resolv.conf contains the appropriate entries for name servers and domain.
/etc/nsswitch.conf specifies hosts: dns files

Comment 3 Ulrich Drepper 2003-04-24 01:39:53 EDT
Try a recent release.  I don't think there are any such problems left.
Comment 4 Ulrich Drepper 2003-10-03 05:50:49 EDT
No reply in almost 6 months.  Closing it a fixed in the current code.

If there are applications showing this problem file bugs with the applications
since they are not using getaddrinfo correctly.

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