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Date:   Tue, 19 May 2020 16:17:55 +0200
From:   Florian Weimer <>
To:     David Howells <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] dns: Apply a default TTL to records obtained from getaddrinfo()

* David Howells:

> Fix this to apply a default TTL of 10mins in the event that we haven't got
> one.  This can be configured in /etc/keyutils/key.dns_resolver.conf by
> adding the line:
> 	default_ttl: <number-of-seconds>
> to the file.

If the name resolution is not needed continuously, but only for the
connection attempt, I suggest to use a much shorter TTL, like five
seconds or so.

I'm worried that if the implied TTL is too long, some system
administrators will have to figure out how to invalidate the DNS cache.


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