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Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 19:56:29 +0200
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Would love to see reconsideration for domain and search
 DNS keywords

* Andy Shinn <> [2015-09-04 12:11:36 -0500]:
> I'm writing the wonderful musl project today to open discussion about the
> future possibility of DNS search and domain keyword support. We've been
> using musl libc (by way of Alpine Linux) for new development of
> applications as containers that discover each other through DNS and other
> software defined networking.
> In particular, we are starting to use applications like SkyDNS, Consul, and
> Kubernetes, all of which rely on local name resolution in some way using
> search paths. Many users of the Alpine Linux container image have also
> expressed their desire for this feature at
> On the functional differences between glibc page, the domain and search
> keyword "Support may be added in the future if there is demand". So please
> consider this request an addition to whatever demand for the feature
> already exists.

i think it was discussed previously

as you can see from the last thread not
everybody wants the search domains.

> Thank you for your time and great work on the musl libc project!
> -Andy

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