Net::DNS::Question - DNS question class


Net::DNS::Question - DNS question class


use Net::DNS::Question


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



    $question = Net::DNS::Question->new("", "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.



Prints the question record on the standard output.


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

Returns a string representation of the question record.


    $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 (c) 1997-2002 Michael Fuhr.

Portions Copyright (c) 2002-2004 Chris Reinhardt.

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


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

 Net::DNS::Question - DNS question class