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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:31:03 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Proposal to match behaviour of gethostbyname to glibc

On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 10:54 AM Rich Felker <> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 09:24:08AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > * Wolf:
> > ...
> > But something has to scan the entire file in “multi on” mode at least,
> > to find all relevant addresses.
> musl doesn't use/support host.conf, so "multi on" isn't an issue for
> us at present.
> BTW it's not clear to me how the canonical name would/should be
> determined in this example if you allow multiple hits.

Perhaps DHCP domain-search option?


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