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Re: [Bug-gnulib] new modules: getdomainname and xgetdomainname

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] new modules: getdomainname and xgetdomainname
Date: 24 Sep 2003 10:36:52 -0700
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3

I agree with Bruno about the problems with getdomainname.  To that I
would add a 4th notion: the "domain name" is whatever the resolver
uses to resolve host names -- the problem being that the resolver can
try multiple domain names (this is a common feature and is available
in the BIND resolver).

> > What do you think?  I noticed that I had been using getdomainname()
> > for a while
> What have you been using it for? Are you maintaining the 'ypcat' program?

One data point: emacs/src/sysdep.c formerly used getdomainname, but
RMS yanked it in 1997 because NIIBE Yutaka said that it was not likely
to return the correct Internet domain.

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