dns configuration question
Trying to find out the least disruptive way of causing changes made to dns configuration by changing etc\resolv.conf take effect.
Man page says an application consults this file the first time it makes use of dns services.
As far as I understand, this means that if an application tried to lookup a hostname, and resolv.conf was changed later, the application will not be aware of the new dns parameters.
Does this mean that if I want to be sure all applications are using the new and correct dns paramters the only option I have is rebooting the box?
I thought 'network restart' might be a less disruptive option, but can't find any documentation saying after it is run all applications check resolv.conf