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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 09:24:08 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <>
To: Wolf <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to match behaviour of gethostbyname to glibc

* Wolf:

> While this is admittedly edge case that most users will not run into, I
> still think it would be nice to behave the same way as glibc does on
> this one. And as a bonus, it will be *tiny* bit faster, since there
> would not be any need to iterate rest of the /etc/hosts file.

But something has to scan the entire file in “multi on” mode at least,
to find all relevant addresses.

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