[Mailman-Users] [continued] No address associated with nodename
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Mar 11 20:16:14 CET 2005
At 10:52 PM +0900 2005-03-11, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> I don't know about Server, but on ordinary Mac OS X I see that error
> fairly frequently. As far as I can tell my university's network just
> takes an awful long time to get the domain lookups back, and Mac OS X
> times out. Try again, and I almost always get immediate satisfaction.
Now that you mention it, I'm reminded that there's a bug in the
MacOS X resolver. They set the retry and timeout values way, way too
low, which causes a lot of errors of this sort. I don't know exactly
what they screwed-up in lookupd, but this is a known major bug, and
I'm afraid that there's not really anything that any normal user can
do to fix it.
You can run a local caching nameserver on the machine, and this
can help. But only Apple can truly fix lookupd.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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