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Re: [ProgSoc] caching DNS?
On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Geoff Saxby wrote:
> Next question ... how can I 'fool' programs like sendmail and gnome that
> insist on doing a name lookup on my host name when the start up?
You're already running a DNS server, yes?
Add an entry into the existing zones ( the Redhat caching DNS server has
localhost and 127 arpa domains), or, if you're feeling brave, create your
own DNS zone.
The existing DNS zones should give you enough pointers to get going. There
are also hosts2dns type perl scripts, but it is probably overkill.
> Eg. If my hostname is 'foo', as sendmail starts it trys to lookup
> foo. This of course fails, and eventually sendmail proceeds but after
> a delay of about 90 seconds. Gnome does a similar thing. (Note: I don't
> actually need sendmail to run for non local mail.)
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