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Re: Setting DNS Servers Manually?

On Thu, 18 Oct 2007 11:14:14 -0700
"Henry B. Hotz" <hotz@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
> Stick all the hosts you care about in /etc/hosts, and configure  
> nsswitch.conf for "files,dns"?
> I still don't understand why you want to do this.  I can understand  
> wanting to guarantee reliability for a specific application, and its  
> knowledge of its peers.  I don't understand why you wouldn't want  
> other applications on the same box to get the same thing though.

Because it's a PHP extension so I can't use a solution that has process
(LD_PRELOAD) or host scope (nsswitch). Symbol versioning must be used
to get library scope.

The PHP extension is for integrating *nix apps with AD. So as an ISV
providing *nix software to MS shops presents some unique challenges. I'm
trying to make this as simple as humanly possible for the operator. I
can't just say "well to use our little PHP extension for one of a 100 apps
running on the machine you have to completely change name resolution to
point to a Microsoft DNS server". That wouldn't go over well with the
*nix admins :->


Michael B Allen
PHP Active Directory SPNEGO SSO