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Re: startx does nothing

From: joerg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 18:37:55 +0100
Mail-followup-to: users@crater.dragonflybsd.org

On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 06:29:53PM +0100, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
> Why do BSD insist on having a working resolver (DNS,hosts) to function 
> properly? It's rather insane that the resolve timeout is so hilariously 
> high.

Because nothing important should depend on broken DNS? It is not that
high if you consider the maximum round trip time we still have in our
tree :-)

> A good example is a sshd who lost contact with DNS. If you are lucky 
> you'll get a login prompt after about 2 minutes. If you're not lucky, 
> sshd just kills the connection.

Disable client IP resolution? It doesn't belong in sshd either, used for
some interesting stats too. For the case of OP, you should normally have
an entry in /etc/hosts for your hostname, that avoids this entire issue.


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