Re: MS AntiSpywareBeta.exe Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

From: Kerry Liles (me_at_completely.invalid)
Date: 01/07/05


Date: Fri, 7 Jan 2005 10:41:19 -0500

There are registry tweaks to reduce the time a negative result will be
cached. Not sure if you can specify zero (don't cache negative lookups). I
have never found ANY ill effect from just turning the service off.

"Jbob" <nobody@SpamCox.net> wrote in message
news:gKWdnYrYnv0PNkPcRVn-3A@comcast.com...
>
> "Kerry Liles" <me@completely.invalid> wrote in message
> news:ustyrIL9EHA.3840@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> > "- DNS Client << You won't be able to use the net without this"
> >
> > This is not correct; in fact, I would recommend turning OFF this
service.
> > The DNS client will cache dns lookups and that is a 'good thing';
caching
> > dns lookups that fail (which is also does) is not so good: an
intermittent
> > failure will be cached making sure that you will not resolve that name
for
> > a
> > while - even if a subsequent dns lookup would have worked (since the
> > failure
> > has been cached).
> >
> > regards.
> >
>
> Isn't there a reg fix for this without turning the DNS service off?
>
>



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