Net::DNS::RR::TXT - DNS TXT resource record


Net::DNS::RR::TXT - DNS TXT resource record


use Net::DNS::RR;


Class for DNS Text (TXT) resource records.



    print "txtdata = ", $rr->txtdata, "\n";

Returns the descriptive text as a single string, regardless of actual number of <character-string> elements. Of questionable value. Should be deprecated.

Use $txt->rdatastr() or $txt->char_str_list() instead.


 print "Individual <character-string> list: \n\t", 
       join("\n\t", $rr->char_str_list());

Returns a list of the individual <character-string> elements, as unquoted strings. Used by TXT->rdatastr and TXT->rr_rdata.


The module accepts semi-colons as a start of a comment. This is to allow the to deal with RFC1035 specified zonefile format.

For some applications of the TXT RR the semicolon is relevant, you will need to escape it on input.

Also note that you should specify the several character strings separately. The easiest way to do so is to include the whole argument in single quotes and the several character strings in double quotes. Double quotes inside the character strings will need to be escaped.

my $TXTrr=Net::DNS::RR->new('
TXT ``Test1 \'' \; more stuff`` ''Test2``');

would result in $TXTrr->char_str_list())[0] containing 'Test1 `` ; more stuff' and $TXTrr->char_str_list())[1] containing 'Test2'


Copyright (c) 1997-2002 Michael Fuhr.

Portions Copyright (c) 2002-2004 Chris Reinhardt. Portions Copyright (c) 2005 Olaf Kolkman (NLnet Labs)

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::Header manpage, the Net::DNS::Question manpage, the Net::DNS::RR manpage, RFC 1035 Section 3.3.14

 Net::DNS::RR::TXT - DNS TXT resource record