[PROXYPER] proxies down or what?

waldo kitty wkitty42 at alltel.net
Tue Mar 12 19:10:04 EST 2002


almost sounds like a program logic flaw... kinda like in netscape...
once you look up a site, netscape also retains the same ip number... on
OS/2, windows, and *nix platforms... one would think that if it were the
OS doing it, that one would have to actually reboot the whole machine...

Roman Trunov wrote:
> 
> waldo kitty wrote:
> 
> > CTRL-C should cause that restart, shouldn't it? it causes everything
> > else to act as if it were starting for the first time...
> 
> No. You need to restart the program itself.
> 
> If you want techical details - OS/2 caches all DNS lookups. When proxy
> looking for specific address for a first time, OS/2 remebers the answer.
> On the next lookups, the same remebmered value will be returned and no
> actual lookup will be made. But proxy uses only first address of
> returned list, and it always will be same.
> 
> Roman
> 
> >>(At least) OS/2 proxy cannot use round-robin DNS. I think it's just a
> >>bad coding of proxy. When program asks, OS/2 will return full list of IP
> >>addresses, but proxy will use only first one. You have to restart proxy
> >>to use another IP :-(
> 
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