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NAME ^

Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::MF - Resource Record Handler

SYNOPSIS ^

  DO NOT use Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::MF
  DO NOT require Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::MF

  Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::MF is autoloaded by 
  class Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR and its methods
  are instantiated in a 'special' manner.

  use Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR;
  ($get,$put,$parse) = new Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR;

  ($newoff,$name,$type,$class,$ttl,$rdlength,
        $madname) = $get->MF(\$buffer,$offset);

  Note: the $get->MF method is normally called
  via:  @stuff = $get->next(\$buffer,$offset);

  ($newoff,@dnptrs)=$put->MF(\$buffer,$offset,\@dnptrs,
        $name,$type,$class,$ttl,$madname);

  $NAME,$TYPE,$CLASS,$TTL,$rdlength,$MADNAME) 
    = $parse->XYZ($name,$type,$class,$ttl,$rdlength,
        $madname);

DESCRIPTION ^

Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR:MF appends an MF resource record to a DNS packet under construction, recovers an MF resource record from a packet being decoded, and converts the numeric/binary portions of the resource record to human readable form.

  Description from RFC1035.txt

  3.2.1. Format

  All RRs have the same top level format shown below:

                                    1  1  1  1  1  1
      0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  0  1  2  3  4  5
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    |                      NAME                     |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    |                      TYPE                     |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    |                     CLASS                     |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    |                      TTL                      |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    |                   RDLENGTH                    |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--|
    |                     RDATA                     |
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

  NAME  an owner name, i.e., the name of the node to which this
        resource record pertains.

  TYPE  two octets containing one of the RR TYPE codes.

  CLASS two octets containing one of the RR CLASS codes.

  TTL   a 32 bit signed integer that specifies the time interval
        that the resource record may be cached before the source
        of the information should again be consulted.  Zero
        values are interpreted to mean that the RR can only be
        used for the transaction in progress, and should not be
        cached.  For example, SOA records are always distributed
        with a zero TTL to prohibit caching.  Zero values can
        also be used for extremely volatile data.

  RDLENGTH an unsigned 16 bit integer that specifies the length
        in octets of the RDATA field.

  RDATA a variable length string of octets that describes the
        resource.  The format of this information varies
        according to the TYPE and CLASS of the resource record.

    3.3.5. MF RDATA format (OBSOLETE)

    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+
    /                   MADNAME                     /
    /                                               /
    +--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+

    where:

    MADNAME  A <domain-name> which specifies a host which has a 
        mail agent for the domain which will accept mail for
        forwarding to the domain.

        MF records cause additional section processing which looks 
        up an A type record corresponding to MADNAME.

        MF is obsolete.  See the definition of MX and [RFC-974] 
        for details of the new scheme.  The recommended policy for 
        dealing with MD RRs found in a master file is to reject 
        them, or to convert them to MX RRs with a preference of 10.

DEPENDENCIES ^

        Net::DNS::ToolKit
        Net::DNS::Codes
        Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::NS

EXPORT ^

        none

AUTHOR ^

Michael Robinton <michael@bizsystems.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

    Copyright 2003 - 2011, Michael Robinton <michael@bizsystems.com>

Michael Robinton <michael@bizsystems.com>

All rights reserved.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either:

  a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
  Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any
  later version, or

  b) the "Artistic License" which comes with this distribution.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the Artistic License with this distribution, in the file named "Artistic". If not, I'll be glad to provide one.

You should also have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program in the file named "Copying". If not, write to the

        Free Software Foundation, Inc.                        
        59 Temple Place, Suite 330
        Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA                                     

or visit their web page on the internet at:

        http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.

See also: ^

Net::DNS::Codes(3), Net::DNS::ToolKit(3)

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