Re: A little network questionby hdp (Beadle)
|on Apr 25, 2001 at 18:52 UTC
Your question makes me wonder if I'm missing something. Specifying a nameserver instead of using things like gethostbyname and letting the OS do the lookups for you on whatever servers it's configured to use can lead to problems. For example, if your nameservers change, you now have one additional place you need to remember to change that information, and if you move this script to a different machine, you'll likely need to update it again.
This is not to say there are no valid reasons for doing so, but none are coming readily to my mind.