OpenSSH DNS resolution failure on IRIX 5.3: request to fix

Rick Jones rick.jones2 at
Tue May 2 10:15:45 EST 2006

I cannot speak to the specifics of this situation, but my past 
experience with netperf DNS tests and trying to use _res directly was:

"There be dragons there!"

And IIRC I try not to do that in netperf4.  Different platforms may 
handle _res differently depending on the app being threaded or not, etc. 
   Some platforms may have resolver libraries based on particularly old 
versions of BIND.

So, I would wonder the purpose to which _res was being accessed directly 
and ask if perhaps there might be a different way to serve that purpose.

rick jones

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