Bug#597966: ITP: php-net-dns -- PEAR module to perform DNS queries without system resolver
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 12:48:54PM -0400, John Morrissey wrote:
> * Package name : php-net-dns
> Description : PEAR module to perform DNS queries without system resolver
> Communicates directly with name servers to perform DNS queries, zone
> transfers, dynamic DNS updates, etc., bypassing the system resolver
Please, could you make it clear that this module should _not_ be used in a
vast majority of cases, ie those where the system resolver is enough?
There's enough problems with stuff like mtr, nmap or virtualbox having bugs
that are not present in the normal resolver. Programs that need to just
convert a name to an IP or an IP to a name should not reinvent the wheel.
Having this module could mislead those not aware of the proper way.
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// adequately explained by malice.