[Bro] OpenBSD bro-1.1

Jean-Philippe Luiggi jp.luiggi at free.fr
Thu May 25 12:55:25 PDT 2006


On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 02:51:02PM +0100, Christian Kreibich wrote:
> Hi,
> > - Make change into the various ".c" with the help of "#ifdef HAVE_NB_DNS"
> > as Stephan did (see a previous mail) in order to exclude the offending
> > functions to ever been used with OpenBSD.
> HAVE_NB_DNS is exactly what we're still doing in 1.1, but the fact that
> the build bombs on OpenBSD means that our configure check is somehow
> broken since it thinks that non-blocking DNS lookups (nbDNS) support is
> available while actually it isn't. Things should certainly still build
> even if support for nbDNS is not available.

  I think you point out the problem with the "configure". :-)

> > - Install/Use the non blocking DNS library (with the package i talked about)
> > and make change into ./configure in order to specify the place where
> > the various definitions needed are.
> > 
> > Note that i prefer the second one even if it requires more job.
> Note that these options are not mutually exclusive. Configuration and
> build should complete if nbDNS is not available, while allowing you to
> specify any additional libraries/headers for getting this functionality
> via configure flags.

  Yes, i just thought about this solution upon my last post <g>.
  With this, we still could use OpenBSD with/without non blocking DNS.
> We currently do some hard-coded guesswork to figure out the nbDNS
> setting in configure, and it appears that we need more flexibility
> there.

  Sounds like good.
  I'm now trying to figure out how using correctly the non blocking
  DNS library given by the OpenBSD bind's package.
  Best regards. 

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