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 Net::DNS::Update - Create a DNS update packet


NAME

Net::DNS::Update - Create a DNS update packet


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::Update;


DESCRIPTION

Net::DNS::Update is a front-end for creating Net::DNS::Packet objects to be used for making DNS dynamic updates. Programmers should refer to RFC 2136 for the semantics of dynamic updates.

WARNING: This code is still under development and shouldn't be used to maintain a production nameserver.


METHODS

new

    $packet = new Net::DNS::Update;
    $packet = new Net::DNS::Update("foo.com");
    $packet = new Net::DNS::Update("foo.com", "HS");

Returns a Net::DNS::Packet object suitable for performing a DNS dynamic update. Specifically, it creates a packet with the header opcode set to UPDATE and the zone record type to SOA (per RFC 2136, Section 2.3).

Programs must use the push method to add RRs to the prerequisite, update, and additional sections before performing the update.

Arguments are the zone name and the class. If the zone is omitted, the default domain will be taken from the resolver configuration. If the class is omitted, it defaults to IN.

Future versions of Net::DNS may provide a simpler interface for making dynamic updates.


EXAMPLES

The first example below shows a complete program; subsequent examples show only the creation of the update packet.

Add a new host

    #!/usr/local/bin/perl -w

    use Net::DNS;

    # Create the update packet.
    $update = new Net::DNS::Update("bar.com");

    # Prerequisite is that no A records exist for the name.
    $update->push("pre", nxrrset("foo.bar.com. A"));

    # Add two A records for the name.
    $update->push("update", rr_add("foo.bar.com. 86400 A 192.168.1.2"));
    $update->push("update", rr_add("foo.bar.com. 86400 A 172.16.3.4"));

    # Send the update to the zone's primary master.
    $res = new Net::DNS::Resolver;
    $res->nameservers("primary-master.bar.com");
    $reply = $res->send($update);

    # Did it work?
    if (defined $reply) {
        if ($reply->header->rcode eq "NOERROR") {
            print "Update succeeded\n";
        }
        else {
            print "Update failed: ", $reply->header->rcode, "\n";
        }
    }
    else {
        print "Update failed: ", $res->errorstring, "\n";
    }

Add an MX record for a name that already exists

    $update = new Net::DNS::Update("foo.com");
    $update->push("pre", yxdomain("foo.com"));
    $update->push("update", rr_add("foo.com MX 10 mailhost.foo.com"));

Add a TXT record for a name that doesn't exist

    $update = new Net::DNS::Update("foo.com");
    $update->push("pre", nxdomain("info.foo.com"));
    $update->push("update", rr_add("info.foo.com TXT 'yabba dabba doo'"));

Delete all A records for a name

    $update = new Net::DNS::Update("bar.com");
    $update->push("pre", yxrrset("foo.bar.com A"));
    $update->push("update", rr_del("foo.bar.com A"));

Delete all RRs for a name

    $update = new Net::DNS::Update("foo.com");
    $update->push("pre", yxdomain("byebye.foo.com"));
    $update->push("update", rr_del("byebye.foo.com"));


BUGS

This code is still under development and shouldn't be used to maintain a production nameserver.


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::Header manpage, the Net::DNS::Packet manpage, the Net::DNS::Question manpage, the Net::DNS::RR manpage, RFC 2136

 Net::DNS::Update - Create a DNS update packet