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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:30:58 +0000
From: Stefan Sedich <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add RES_OPTIONS support for resolv.conf options overriding


I will make the change, but so I understand some more what would be the
implications of not ignoring it in this scenario? I understand why it is
bad in the case of the load paths for example but just want to understand
the issue in this context.

- Stefan

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 7:50 PM Kurt H Maier <> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 10:39:34PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> >
> > What I'd really like is a way for users to override nameserver and
> > search directives (so pretty much, all of resolv.conf) in a way that
> > doesn't need root; this would be really valuable for testing. But
> > sadly there's no precedent for an interface to do so. Maybe it's
> > something we could work on a unified solution to with other
> > implementations (glibc, bsds?).
> >
> > Rich
> FreeBSD and OpenBSD both currently support RES_OPTIONS (and LOCALDOMAIN
> for overriding the search directive) but I don't think they support
> overriding the nameserver directive.  There's just the HOSTALIASES
> variable for pointing to a file full of 'alias hostname' pairs.
> khm

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