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


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

  Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::RP 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;

        $rname,$tname) = $get->RP(\$buffer,$offset);

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


    = $parse->XYZ($name,$type,$class,$ttl,$rdlength,


Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR:RP appends an RP resource record to a DNS packet under construction, recovers an RP 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 and RFC1183.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.

  RFC1183 2.2. The Responsible Person RR
                                    1  1  1  1  1  1
      0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  0  1  2  3  4  5
    |                     RNAME                     |
    |                     TNAME                     |

   Both RDATA fields are required in all RP RRs.

   The first field, RNAME, is a domain name that specifies the
   mailbox for the responsible person.  Its format in master files uses
   the DNS convention for mailbox encoding, identical to that used for
   the RNAME mailbox field in the SOA RR.  The root domain name (just
   ".") may be specified for <mbox-dname> to indicate that no mailbox is

   The second field, TNAME, is a domain name for which TXT RR's
   exist.  A subsequent query can be performed to retrieve the
   associated TXT resource records at <txt-dname>.  This provides a
   level of indirection so that the entity can be referred to from
   multiple places in the DNS.  The root domain name (just ".") may be
   specified for <txt-dname> to indicate that the TXT_DNAME is absent,
   and no associated TXT RR exists.

   The format of the RP RR is class insensitive.  RP records cause no
   additional section processing. 






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See also: ^

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

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