adns is looking plausible

Hal Murray hmurray at
Wed Jun 29 17:51:02 UTC 2016

esr at said:
> I haven't looked at the code itself yet, but from reading the C header file
> and the website, adns is looking like a plausible replacement for our
> homebrew async-DNS.

Good find!

One feature that pushes me in that direction is being able to get at the TTL.

> and reducing our KLOC ...

It's not obvious to me that reducing our code at the cost of dragging in 
another library is progress.  Do we even have a list of the libraries that we 
now depend upon?  How do we evaluate their risks and/or trustworthiness?

It's available as a package in Fedora and NetBSD and FreeBSD.  I take that as 
a vote of confidence, but I don't know how strong.  Does anybody know a 
simple to find out how many other packages depend upon a given package?


Where does this fit in our our overall priorities?  What can I do to help get 
you back to working on TESTFRAME?  Should we rip out the current intercept 
stuff (few KLOC) and start over when we are done with what seems to be 
turning into a long series of other projects?

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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