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Re: dns issue

From: Justus Winter
Subject: Re: dns issue
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:48 +0100
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Hi Adam :)

Quoting Adam Richards (2014-11-26 14:30:05)
> I have been lurking on the IRC archive for sometime
> and running your sources on VirtualBox on a Mac.

You are a brave soul then, remember to keep some snapshots around if
you are using my packages ;)

> One of the updates about 3-4 (?) months back started affecting dns lookup
> but only if I reboot. Without rebooting it continues to work.
> If I reboot ping works but dns works strangely:
> dig www.google.com works
> dig www.apple.com does not work giving a timeout response error

Yes, I broke my netdde package a while ago:


And I found the fix today:


My latest packages contain the fix.

> Strangely if I put in dig www.apple.com] it does work

Yes, the message is padded so that the size of the message is a
multiple of four.  So some responses are delivered correctly by
accident, and this depends on the query.


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