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Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2015 08:57:56 -0700
From: Tim Hockin <>
Subject: Re: Re: Would love to see reconsideration for domain and search

On Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 2:35 AM, Laurent Bercot
<> wrote:
> On 23/10/2015 10:12, wrote:
>> +1 to the level 1 comments
>> +1 to solving the particular problem of a certain deployment
>>     (the massive reliance on search paths)
>>     inside the deployment, not in a general purpose library
>> It looks unrealistic to both have redundancy and differing/conflicting
>> data on different servers in a consistent fashion, by the mere mechanisms
>> of resolv.conf.
>> Nice that musl chose consistency and redundancy.
>> Good if there is an option suitable for systems which need differing
>> functionality, but please not at an extra cost for other parties.
>> A DNS cache looks of course like the right option for fine tuning the
>> desired resolution behaviour.
>  +1 to all this.
>  "search" in /etc/resolv.conf was *never* meant to list resolvers
> serving different results. It was always meant to list backups

citation needed

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