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Mail::SpamAssassin::DnsResolver - DNS resolution engine



This is a DNS resolution engine for SpamAssassin, implemented in order to reduce file descriptor usage by Net::DNS and avoid a response collision bug in that module.


$res->load_resolver() Load the Net::DNS::Resolver object. Returns 0 if Net::DNS cannot be used, 1 if it is available.
$resolver = $res->get_resolver() Return the Net::DNS::Resolver object.
$res->nameservers() Wrapper for Net::DNS::Resolver->nameservers to get or set list of nameservers
$res->connect_sock() Re-connect to the first nameserver listed in /etc/resolv.conf or similar platform-dependent source, as provided by Net::DNS.
$res->get_sock() Return the IO::Socket::INET object used to communicate with the nameserver.
$packet = new_dns_packet ($host, $type, $class) A wrapper for Net::DNS::Packet::new() which traps a die thrown by it.

To use this, change calls to Net::DNS::Resolver::bgsend from:

    $res->bgsend($hostname, $type);


    $res->bgsend(Mail::SpamAssassin::DnsResolver::new_dns_packet($hostname, $type, $class));

$id = $res->bgsend($host, $type, $class, $cb) Quite similar to Net::DNS::Resolver::bgsend, except that when a response packet eventually arrives, and poll_responses is called, the callback sub reference $cb will be called.

Note that $type and $class may be undef, in which case they will default to A and IN, respectively.

The callback sub will be called with three arguments — the packet that was delivered, and an id string that fingerprints the query packet and the expected reply. The third argument is a timestamp (Unix time, floating point), captured at the time the packet was collected. It is expected that a closure callback be used, like so:

  my $id = $self->{resolver}->bgsend($host, $type, undef, sub {
        my ($reply, $reply_id, $timestamp) = @_;
        $self->got_a_reply ($reply, $reply_id);

The callback can ignore the reply as an invalid packet sent to the listening port if the reply id does not match the return value from bgsend.

$nfound = $res->poll_responses() See if there are any bgsend response packets ready, and return the number of such packets delivered to their callbacks.
$res->bgabort() Call this to release pending requests from memory, when aborting backgrounded requests, or when the scan is complete. Mail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgStatus::check calls this before returning.
$packet = $res->send($name, $type, $class) Emulates Net::DNS::Resolver::send().
$res->errorstring() Little more than a stub for callers expecting this from Net::DNS::Resolver.

If called immediately after a call to $res->send this will return query timed out if the $res->send DNS query timed out. Otherwise unknown error or no error will be returned.

No other errors are reported.

$res->finish_socket() Reset socket when done with it.
$res->finish() Clean up for destruction.

perl v5.8.8 Mail::SpamAssassin::DnsResolver (3) 2010-03-16
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