Manual Reference Pages  - Net::DNS::Header (3)

NAME

Net::DNS::Header - DNS packet header class

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

use Net::DNS::Header;

DESCRIPTION

A Net::DNS::Header object represents the header portion of a DNS packet.

METHODS

new



    $header = Net::DNS::Header->new;
    $header = Net::DNS::Header->new(\$data);



Without an argument, new creates a header object appropriate for making a DNS query.

If new is passed a reference to a scalar containing DNS packet data, it creates a header object from that data.

Returns undef if unable to create a header object (e.g., if the data is incomplete).

print



    $header->print;



Dumps the header data to the standard output.

string



    print $header->string;



Returns a string representation of the header object.

id



    print "query id = ", $header->id, "\n";
    $header->id(1234);



Gets or sets the query identification number.

qr



    print "query response flag = ", $header->qr, "\n";
    $header->qr(0);



Gets or sets the query response flag.

opcode



    print "query opcode = ", $header->opcode, "\n";
    $header->opcode("UPDATE");



Gets or sets the query opcode (the purpose of the query).

aa



    print "answer is ", $header->aa ? "" : "non-", "authoritative\n";
    $header->aa(0);



Gets or sets the authoritative answer flag.

tc



    print "packet is ", $header->tc ? "" : "not ", "truncated\n";
    $header->tc(0);



Gets or sets the truncated packet flag.

rd



    print "recursion was ", $header->rd ? "" : "not ", "desired\n";
    $header->rd(0);



Gets or sets the recursion desired flag.

cd



    print "checking was ", $header->cd ? "not" : "", "desired\n";
    $header->cd(0);



Gets or sets the checking disabled flag.

ra



    print "recursion is ", $header->ra ? "" : "not ", "available\n";
    $header->ra(0);



Gets or sets the recursion available flag.

ad



    print "The result has ", $header->ad ? "" : "not", "been verified\n"



Relevant in DNSSEC context.

(The AD bit is only set on answers where signatures have been cryptographically verified or the server is authoritative for the data and is allowed to set the bit by policy.)

rcode



    print "query response code = ", $header->rcode, "\n";
    $header->rcode("SERVFAIL");



Gets or sets the query response code (the status of the query).

qdcount, zocount



    print "# of question records: ", $header->qdcount, "\n";
    $header->qdcount(2);



Gets or sets the number of records in the question section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as zocount and refers to the number of RRs in the zone section.

ancount, prcount



    print "# of answer records: ", $header->ancount, "\n";
    $header->ancount(5);



Gets or sets the number of records in the answer section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as prcount and refers to the number of RRs in the prerequisite section.

nscount, upcount



    print "# of authority records: ", $header->nscount, "\n";
    $header->nscount(2);



Gets or sets the number of records in the authority section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as upcount and refers to the number of RRs in the update section.

arcount, adcount



    print "# of additional records: ", $header->arcount, "\n";
    $header->arcount(3);



Gets or sets the number of records in the additional section of the packet. In dynamic update packets, this field is known as adcount.

data



    $hdata = $header->data;



Returns the header data in binary format, appropriate for use in a DNS query packet.

COPYRIGHT

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.

SEE ALSO

perl(1), Net::DNS, Net::DNS::Resolver, Net::DNS::Packet, Net::DNS::Update, Net::DNS::Question, Net::DNS::RR, RFC 1035 Section 4.1.1


perl v5.8.8 Net::DNS::Header (3) 2006-09-18
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