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From: Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] a couple of baselayout2 problems
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 11:52:10
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] a couple of baselayout2 problems by Dale
1 On Monday 30 March 2009 13:19:26 Dale wrote:
2 > Alan McKinnon wrote:
3 > > His real problem isn't baselayout2 and openrc, it's named.
4 > >
5 > > named is notorious for crappy stupid behaviour when being stopped and
6 > > confusing the init scripts. It happens to me so often that now I tossed
7 > > out the init script and do it manually.
8 > >
9 > > One day when my country's currency is worth something I can afford ans
10 > > then I can get rid of named and it's start-up crap forever. It's still
11 > > the only service I ever have to use "zap" on
12 >
13 > I don't even know what named is but the zap option usually works for a
14 > lost service. Sort of like a reset button. I just wonder what would
15 > happen if it is really running when the zap option is used. Start a new
16 > process I guess. I guess ps would be a good friend then.
18 named is the BIND name server from the same guys as dhcpcd (and also vixie-
19 cron). It's a *reference* *implementation* of how a name server should work
20 (it exactly 100% behaves just like the RFCs say), but as a name server in
21 *production* it just sucks. It's extremely popular because it's free and just
22 because life evolved that way but in real life it's the world's worst PITA to
23 administer.
25 --
26 alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com


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Re: [gentoo-user] a couple of baselayout2 problems Volker Armin Hemmann <volkerarmin@××××××××××.com>