Archive for January 2007

10 year anniversary

This weekend, 10 years ago, Michal Fuhr announced Net::DNS on theĀ comp.lang.perl.modules newgroup:.

From: Michael Fuhr – view profile
Date: Mon, Jan 20 1997 12:00 am

I've been working on a general interface to the DNS resolver, allowing the programmer to look up any record type instead of just A (gethostbyname) and PTR (gethostbyaddr). I hope to have it finished by the end of Jan 1997; in the meantime, there's some info about it at:

http://www.dimensional.com/~mfuhr/perldns/

Although the module isn't available yet, there are a few manpages that show what you'll be able to do. The Net::DNS and Net::DNS::Resolver manpages have some code fragments as examples.

I originally called the module DNS but my current choice is Net::DNS, which seems more consistent with the modules for other protocols such as Net::FTP, Net::SMTP, etc. I'm open to other suggestions.

I'd appreciate any feedback on the info I've provided so far. Thanks.


Michael Fuhr