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

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

	 Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::TXT 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;

	       $textdata) = $get->TXT(\$buffer,$offset);

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


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

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

	   3.3.14. TXT RDATA format

	   /		       TXT-DATA			   /


	   TXT-DATA One	or more	<character-string>s.

       TXT RRs are used	to hold	descriptive text.  The semantics of the	text
       depends on the domain where it is found.

       Note: Each character string consists of up to 255 characters.

       o   @stuff = $get->TXT(\$buffer,$offset);

	     Get the contents of the resource record.

	     USE: @stuff = $get->next(\$buffer,$offset);

	     where: @stuff = (
	     $newoff $name,$type,$class,$ttl,@textdata );

	   All except the last item, $textdata,	is provided by the class
	   loader, Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR. The code in this method knows	how to
	   retrieve $textdata.

	     input:	   pointer to buffer,
			   offset into buffer
	     returns:	   offset to next resource,
			   @common RR elements,
			   text	string(s)

       o   ($newoff,@dnptrs)=$put->TXT(\$buffer,$offset,\@dnptrs,

	   Append a TXT	record to $buffer.

	     where @common = (

	   The method will insert the $rdlength	and $textdata, then pass
	   through the updated pointer to the array of compressed names

	   The class loader, Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR, inserts the	@common
	   elements and	returns	updated	@dnptrs. This module knows how to
	   insert its RDATA and	calculate the $rdlength.

	     input:	   pointer to buffer,
			   offset (normally end	of buffer),
			   pointer to compressed name array,
			   @common RR elements,
			   text	string(s) =< 255 characters.
	     output:	   offset to next RR,
			   new compressed name pointer array,
		      or   empty list () on error.

	     Note: Double quotes embedded in the text
		   should be escaped. i.e. \"

       o   (@COMMON,@textdata) = $parse->TXT(@common,@textdata);

	   Converts binary/numeric field data into human readable form.	The
	   common RR elements are supplied by the class	loader,
	   Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR.  For TXT RR's, this returns the text
	   strings, each surrounded by double quotes.

	     input:	   text	string(s)
	     returns:	   "text string(s)"



       Michael Robinton	<>

	   Copyright 2003 - 2011, Michael Robinton <>

       Michael Robinton	<>

       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
       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

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

       or visit	their web page on the internet at:

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

perl v5.32.1			  2013-04-21	 Net::DNS::ToolKit::RR::TXT(3)


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