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My Comcast internet connection has been giving problems in DNS resolution, and I am guessing the reason is a probably broken or limited UDP. I am currently working around it by tunneling over TCP through a VPN, but to get the IP address of the server hosting the VPN I had to do a dig @ +tcp <hostname>.

I am wondering if there is a configuration to enforce DNS resolutions over TCP instead of UDP?

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Something like that should work?

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The glibc has a use-vc option to force TCP. The OpenBSD libc has a tcp option. However the FreeBDS, DragonFlyBSD and NetBSD do not have this option AFAIK. Mas OS/X / Darwin libresolv does not seem to have a corresponding option (same as FreeBSD, NetBSD, DragonFlyBSD).

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