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1 2 Asynchronous DNS 3 ---------------- 4 5 Intro. 6 7For those who write real time network applications that have to handle 8multiple TCP or UDP connections, the problem of effectively doing DNS 9lookups is quite real. Generally, this means the program waits while 10the query finishes, holding everything else up. This small library of 11routines aims to solve that problem by performing the DNS query and 12then returning the program to its normal flow. 13 14 Whats included ? 15 16The library routines, arlib.c, a header file for it, arlib.h, a man 17page, arlib.3 and an example of how this sort of code is used, 18sample.c. 19 20 21 Compilation & Installation. 22 23Edit the Makefile and do "make install" to install things where you 24wish them to go. You should check it makes and works before doing 25this :) 26 27If the compilation is successful, you'll have an executeable called 28"example" and libares.a. "example" is a simple program which will 29do hostname->IP# or IP#->hostnae lookups by entering either the 30hostname or IP# on the line with "Host-->". You dont have to wait 31for a query to fail or succeed before typing in the next line. 32 33 Portability. 34 35I'm not sure how portable this is, it was written under SunOS 4.1.2 36on a Sparc 1+ and hasn't been tested very widely. If you find any 37problems when compiling/execution, plase send me a patch (using 38diff -c) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If it goes well enough, I'll 39send it to comp.unix.sources or comp.sources.misc for further testing. 40 41 Future additions. 42 43Adding a working cache would be nice but I'm not sure if that really 44is needed (?). I guess it depends on how often your program is 45required to do a DNS lookup and whether caching would help. 46 47 48Cheers, 49Darren.