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NAME ^

Net::DNS::Domain - DNS domains

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Net::DNS::Domain;

    $domain = new Net::DNS::Domain('example.com');
    $name   = $domain->name;

DESCRIPTION ^

The Net::DNS::Domain module implements a class of abstract DNS domain objects with associated class and instance methods.

Each domain object instance represents a single DNS domain which has a fixed identity throughout its lifetime.

Internally, the primary representation is a (possibly empty) list of ASCII domain name labels, and optional link to an arbitrary origin domain object topologically closer to the DNS root.

The computational expense of Unicode character-set conversion is partially mitigated by use of caches.

METHODS ^

new

    $object = new Net::DNS::Domain('example.com');

Creates a domain object which represents the DNS domain specified by the character string argument. The argument consists of a sequence of labels delimited by dots.

A character preceded by \ represents itself, without any special interpretation.

Arbitrary 8-bit codes can be represented by \ followed by exactly three decimal digits. Character code points are ASCII, irrespective of the character coding scheme employed by the underlying platform.

Argument string literals should be delimited by single quotes to avoid escape sequences being interpreted as octal character codes by the Perl compiler.

The character string presentation format follows the conventions for zone files described in RFC1035.

name

    $name = $domain->name;

Returns the domain name as a character string corresponding to the "common interpretation" to which RFC1034, 3.1, paragraph 9 alludes.

Character escape sequences are used to represent a dot inside a domain name label and the escape character itself.

Any non-printable code point is represented using the appropriate numerical escape sequence.

fqdn

    @fqdn = $domain->fqdn;

Returns a character string containing the fully qualified domain name, including the trailing dot.

xname

    $xname = $domain->xname;

Interprets an extended name containing Unicode domain name labels encoded as Punycode A-labels.

Domain names containing Unicode characters are supported if the Net::LibIDN module is installed.

label

    @label = $domain->label;

Identifies the domain by means of a list of domain labels.

string

    $string = $object->string;

Returns a character string containing the fully qualified domain name as it appears in a zone file.

Characters which are recognised by RFC1035 zone file syntax are represented by the appropriate escape sequence.

origin

    $create = origin Net::DNS::Domain( $ORIGIN );
    $result = &$create( sub{ new Net::DNS::RR( 'mx MX 10 a' ); } );
    $expect = new Net::DNS::RR( "mx.$ORIGIN. MX 10 a.$ORIGIN." );

Class method which returns a reference to a subroutine wrapper which executes a given constructor in a dynamically scoped context where relative names become descendents of the specified $ORIGIN.

BUGS ^

Coding strategy is intended to avoid creating unnecessary argument lists and stack frames. This improves efficiency at the expense of code readability.

Platform specific character coding features are conditionally compiled into the code.

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c)2009-2011 Dick Franks.

All rights reserved.

LICENSE ^

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software and its documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation, and that the name of the author not be used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software without specific prior written permission.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

SEE ALSO ^

perl, Net::LibIDN, Net::DNS, RFC1034, RFC1035, RFC5891, Unicode Technical Report #16

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