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Re: RE: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotagedhosts-file lookup
From: john () johnsdomain org
Date: 17 Apr 2006 12:33:18 -0000

The XP DNS client has other problems as well.  It caches DNS failiures (arguably out of spec with the RFC, BTW), 
screwing up VPNs if you're VPNed into an internet network that has local domains which need to resolve to RFC1918 
addresses.  The cached failed lookups get prefered to forced entries in the hosts file, if that is tried as a way of 
forcing the dns lookups to work.  Very frustrating.  So, this isn't much of a surprise.  Rotten, yes, surprising, no.

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