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Re: [opensuse] optimizing resolv.conf
Per Jessen said the following on 01/03/2014 11:43 AM:
An application really should not be caching, it should leave that to
nscd or a caching dns.

Let me tout the "Context is Everything" point once again.

Yes you are right, in certain contexts.
Such as folks like us doing general computing using a variety of applications that make demands on network services.

But in other contexts you are wrong, dead wrong.
The most obvious of these is the netbook/chromebook where the browser is the system, there is no other application to share the DNS results.

And lets face it, a lot of users are not like us, they live in the browser even when they are suing some variety of Windows. They like on Facebook or one friend I have you lives in eBay, using only the eBay internal mail. That's his 'context'. No point sending him e-mail as smtp or gmail, he doesn't have an account and wouldn't know how to read it.

Such people live in the browser. For them Windows and Linux are irrelevant. Swap out their PC for a Chromebook that boots 'instantly' from the SSD and they will see it as an improvement.

Even some people here live on gmail and I wonder if they use a non-web-browser mail user interface.
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