Round-robin DNS broken by getaddrinfo in Red Hat Enterprise Linux
- DNS hostname lookups handled by the
getaddrinfo(3) glibc function are no longer returned in "random" order when multiple A record answers are available in DNS.
- Answers are sorted so some IP addresses are always returned first, thus "breaking" round-robin DNS.
- This may also apply to entries in
/etc/hostsif there are multiple entries for the same host.
- Glibc resolver
getaddrinfo(), rsh, and ssh do not try IP addresses in the order defined in /etc/hosts.
- How do I disable IPV4 sorting enforced by RFC-3484?
- How do I use the
/etc/gai.confto disable IPV4 sorting?
- Is there a
sortv4 offkeyword option for
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 5 or later
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
- Multiple DNS A records for a hostname or multiple entries in /etc/hosts for a hostname
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