[shadow-support] DNS resolves in Shadow

Rob Jansen jansen at cs.umn.edu
Mon Mar 30 12:59:18 CDT 2015

You should be able to use getaddrinfo, and it will return immediately when
called in Shadow. Shadow does intercept and handle this function here:


It is my understanding that Tor uses this function as well, and it works
fine there AFAIK.


On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 7:22 AM, Florian Rüchel <
florian.ruechel.tor at inexplicity.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am currently transporting mixminion over so that it can run under
> shadow (i.e. removing all threading, making it async). However, I
> currently struggle with DNS lookups. These are usually done with
> getaddrinfo but that is blocking and thus not allowed. If found
> getaddrinfo_a to be the seemingly correct solution for async DNS
> lookups. However, since I don't work with them over epoll and/or
> sockets, I am wondering if it works with shadow. That is, can I use
> getaddrinfo_a to make async DNS lookups while running under shadow? Or
> do I have to use a different solution?
> Regards,
> Florian
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