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Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:20:25 +0100
Subject: Re: Re: Would love to see reconsideration for domain and

On Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 06:02:15PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> The only place adding search support might negatively impact existing
> musl users is by causing hostnames with no dots to be queried with the
> (often useless and unwanted) default domain set by dhcp before
> failing. My preference would probably be having musl default to
> ndots=0 rather than ndots=1 so that search has to be enabled
> explicitly.


> Are there any reasons this would be undesirable?

I don't think so.

On the other side, the "design" of resolv.conf is far from well thought
out or consequent (given that there is no standard, to begin with).
So whatever you do, there of course will be people expecting/wanting a
different behaviour. Sigh.


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