[Python-Dev] _socket efficiencies ideas

Anthony Baxter Anthony Baxter <anthony@interlink.com.au>
Thu, 10 Apr 2003 00:24:45 +1000

>>> Sean Reifschneider wrote 
> My first thought is that there should be a local DNS cache on the
> machine that is running these apps.  My second thought is that Python
> could benefit from caching some lookup information...

Ick ick. This is putting a bunch of code for a stub resolver into python.
This stuff is hard to get right - I implemented this on top of pydns, and
it was a lot of work to get (what I think is) correct, for not very much

The idea of either suppressing DNS lookups for all-numeric addresses, or
some sort of extended API for suppressing DNS lookups might be better,
but really, isn't this the job of the stub resolver?


Anthony Baxter     <anthony@interlink.com.au>   
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