dns and software, was Re: Reliable Cloud host ?

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Mar 1 12:49:18 CST 2012

On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
> On 03/01/2012 08:58 AM, William Herrin wrote:
>> libc != kernel. I want to move the action into the standard libraries
>> where [resolve and connect] can be done once and done well.
>> A little kernel action on top
>> to parallelize connection attempts where there are multiple candidate
>> addresses would be gravy, but not required.
> connect(2) is a kernel level call just like open(2), etc. It may
> have a thin wrapper, but that's OS dependent, IIRC.
> man connect 2:
> "The  connect()  system  call connects the socket referred to by the file
> descriptor..."

Then name the new one something else and document it in man section 3.
Next objection?


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