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Re: Resolve and purging

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Resolve and purging
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 12:42:26 +0100 (MET)

On 25 Nov, Chip Seraphine wrote:
> The docs list this as a feature, so I'm sending this grumble to help- instead 
> of bugs-.
> The resolve: section really needs some sort of purge attribute.  The syntax 
> of 
> it make it very nice for maintaining the resolver, but it's inability to 
> remove lines make it impractical; you end up having to use editfiles: or 
> copy: instead.  Editfiles is clumsy for maintaining entire files and copy: 
> isn't a good choice when your basic assumption is that your network 
> configuration is hosed.
> Before I go about writing/submitting a patch with a 'PurgeResolver' variable, 
> is there a known reason why it (currently) won't delete lines?  I agree that 
> it is reasonable default behavior, but making it mandatory severely limits 
> the usefulness of resolve: to environments where old DNS servers never get 
> decommissioned, nobody every makes typos, DNSs are never re-IP'd, etc.  This 
> makes me think that the thinking behind this limitation is grounded in 
> reasons other than technical, so I'd like to get some clarification lest I 
> submit a patch that will just be shot down....
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