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 Net::DNS::Header - DNS packet header class


NAME

Net::DNS::Header - DNS packet header class


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSIS

use Net::DNS::Header;


DESCRIPTION

A Net::DNS::Header object represents the header portion of a DNS packet.


METHODS

new

    $header = new Net::DNS::Header;
    $header = new Net::DNS::Header(\$data);

Without an argument, new creates a header object appropriate for making a DNS query.

If new is passed a reference to a scalar containing DNS packet data, it creates a header object from that data.

Returns undef if unable to create a header object (e.g., if the data is incomplete).

print

    $header->print;

Dumps the header data to the standard output.

string

    print $header->string;

Returns a string representation of the header object.

id

    print "query id = ", $header->id, "\n";
    $header->id(1234);

Gets or sets the query identification number.

qr

    print "query response flag = ", $header->qr, "\n";
    $header->qr(0);

Gets or sets the query response flag.

opcode

    print "query opcode = ", $header->opcode, "\n";
    $header->opcode("UPDATE");

Gets or sets the query opcode (the purpose of the query).

aa

    print "answer is ", $header->aa ? "" : "non-", "authoritative\n";
    $header->aa(0);

Gets or sets the authoritative answer flag.

tc

    print "packet is ", $header->tc ? "" : "not ", "truncated\n";
    $header->tc(0);

Gets or sets the truncated packet flag.

rd

    print "recursion was ", $header->rd ? "" : "not ", "desired\n";
    $header->rd(0);

Gets or sets the recursion desired flag.

ra

    print "recursion is ", $header->ra ? "" : "not ", "available\n";
    $header->ra(0);

Gets or sets the recursion available flag.

rcode

    print "query response code = ", $header->rcode, "\n";
    $header->rcode("SERVFAIL");

Gets or sets the query response code (the status of the query).

qdcount, zocount

    print "# of question records: ", $header->qdcount, "\n";
    $header->qdcount(2);

Gets or sets the number of records in the question section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as zocount and refers to the number of RRs in the zone section.

ancount, prcount

    print "# of answer records: ", $header->ancount, "\n";
    $header->ancount(5);

Gets or sets the number of records in the answer section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as prcount and refers to the number of RRs in the prerequisite section.

nscount, upcount

    print "# of authority records: ", $header->nscount, "\n";
    $header->nscount(2);

Gets or sets the number of records in the authority section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as upcount and refers to the number of RRs in the update section.

arcount, adcount

    print "# of additional records: ", $header->arcount, "\n";
    $header->arcount(3);

Gets or sets the number of records in the additional section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as adcount.

data

    $hdata = $header->data;

Returns the header data in binary format, appropriate for use in a DNS query packet.


COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 1997 Michael Fuhr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


SEE ALSO

perl(1), the Net::DNS manpage, the Net::DNS::Resolver manpage, the Net::DNS::Packet manpage, the Net::DNS::Update manpage, the Net::DNS::Question manpage, the Net::DNS::RR manpage, RFC 1035 Section 4.1.1

 Net::DNS::Header - DNS packet header class