Message from discussion RFC: DNS resolver module
Subject: Re: RFC: DNS resolver module
organization: Stanford Networking
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In article <5c1jej$...@nova.dimensional.com>,
Michael Fuhr <mf...@dimensional.com> wrote:
>I've been working on a general interface to the DNS resolver,
>allowing the programmer to look up any record type instead of
>just A (gethostbyname) and PTR (gethostbyaddr). I hope to have
>it finished by the end of Jan 1997; in the meantime, there's
>some info about it at:
>Although the module isn't available yet, there are a few manpages that
>show what you'll be able to do. The Net::DNS and Net::DNS::Resolver
>manpages have some code fragments as examples.
>I originally called the module DNS but my current choice is Net::DNS,
>which seems more consistent with the modules for other protocols such
>as Net::FTP, Net::SMTP, etc. I'm open to other suggestions.
>I'd appreciate any feedback on the info I've provided so far. Thanks.
- - You should look at Roland Schemer's lbnamed code. It implements a DNS
server in perl. It is available via
- - It includes a DNS.pm , but it should probably be renamed to Net::DNS.
My one quibble about the Net stuff is that it does not distinguish between
server and client code for the various protocols.
- - Booker C. Bense : bbe...@stanford.edu
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