Re: www clients and dns

frans van hoesel (
Fri, 1 Oct 1993 22:01:26 +0100 (DST)

> DNS already caches replies. Having two caches with roughly the same
> functionality except that one is only populated for a small fraction
> of the name queries (www), but with different time-outs and weird
> consistency issues, unless the www cache times out well before the
> shortest DNS time out.
I'm not much of an expert, but my host is on a slip line to the university
and what happens here is that it tries to do a local search (which
always fails), before doing the bind request over the slipline to the
name server, this request is slow.

- frans