Net::DNS::Question

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Updated: 2006-09-18
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NAME

Net::DNS::Question - DNS question class  

SYNOPSIS

"use Net::DNS::Question"  

DESCRIPTION

A "Net::DNS::Question" object represents a record in the question section of a DNS packet.  

METHODS

 

new

    $question = Net::DNS::Question->new("example.com", "MX", "IN");

Creates a question object from the domain, type, and class passed as arguments.  

qname, zname

    print "qname = ", $question->qname, "\n";
    print "zname = ", $question->zname, "\n";

Returns the domain name. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as "zname" and refers to the zone name.  

qtype, ztype

    print "qtype = ", $question->qtype, "\n";
    print "ztype = ", $question->ztype, "\n";

Returns the record type. In dymamic update packets, this field is known as "ztype" and refers to the zone type (must be SOA).  

qclass, zclass

    print "qclass = ", $question->qclass, "\n";
    print "zclass = ", $question->zclass, "\n";

Returns the record class. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as "zclass" and refers to the zone's class.  

print

    $question->print;

Prints the question record on the standard output.  

string

    print $qr->string, "\n";

Returns a string representation of the question record.  

data

    $qdata = $question->data($packet, $offset);

Returns the question record in binary format suitable for inclusion in a DNS packet.

Arguments are a "Net::DNS::Packet" object and the offset within that packet's data where the "Net::DNS::Question" record is to be stored. This information is necessary for using compressed domain names.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1997-2002 Michael Fuhr.

Portions Copyright (c) 2002-2004 Chris Reinhardt.

Portions Copyright (c) 2003,2006 Dick Franks.

All rights reserved. This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.  

SEE ALSO

perl(1), Net::DNS, Net::DNS::Resolver, Net::DNS::Packet, Net::DNS::Update, Net::DNS::Header, Net::DNS::RR, RFC 1035 Section 4.1.2


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
METHODS
new
qname, zname
qtype, ztype
qclass, zclass
print
string
data
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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