OpenSSH DNS resolution failure on IRIX 5.3: request to fix

Darren Tucker dtucker at
Thu Apr 27 13:26:45 EST 2006

Georg Schwarz wrote:
> as reported earlier, recent versions of OpenSSH (4.3p1, 4.3p2 as well  
> as the current CVS) on IRIX 5.3 exhibit a DNS resolution failure.  
> Even for perfectly valid hostnames they return "no address associated  
> with name".
> When I take out the line
> struct __res_state _res;
> things work. Also, the problem does not occur when compiling with gcc  
> (I used 3.4.4) instead of the SGI IDO cc.

Thinking about this: is __res_state declared extern in the system headers?

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