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Re: Using threaded resolver by default in Debian?

From: Paul Howarth <>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 09:35:00 +0100

On 11/08/13 18:41, Alessandro Ghedini wrote:
> Hi all,
> lately I've been seriously thinking about switching to an asynchronous resolver
> for the Debian libcurl packages. There's a long-lived bug report asking to
> enable c-ares support (it was actually enabled a while ago, but because of the
> IPv6 bug it was later disabled), but AFAICT c-ares does not support the Name
> Service Switch (NSS) thingy, and there's probably no hope in adding support for
> it (unless making c-ares not asynchronous anymore...).
> So I've been playing with the threaded resolver and it seems to work fine, but
> I was wondering if any of you has had any problem with it that I should be
> aware of, considering that libcurl is one of the most installed packages in
> Debian.
> Comments?

We've been using the threaded resolver in Fedora since Fedora 12 (4
years ago) and it looks pretty stable to me.

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