[collectd] collectd-ping: will not retry hostname lookup after startup

Sebastian Harl sh at tokkee.org
Fri Oct 27 16:57:18 CEST 2006


> A possible solution would be to re-translate the hostname once every n
> Seconds (with n definitely being larger than 60) and re-opening the
> socket when the address changes. I don't like this, because
> - it's quite complex code for a rare case, and
> - it causes new problems with round-robin DNS load balancing.

I fully agree... this "solution" should not be considered.

> > The MySQL plugin suffers from the same problem that Simon was
> > originally addressing in his bug report. Imho this should be fixed as
> > well.
> You're talking about no trying to connect when the network is down/
> unusable at startup? I'll fix that tomorrow or on the weekend..

Great :-)


Sebastian "tokkee" Harl
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