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From Rory Winston <>
Subject Re: [net] +=DNS ...?
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2009 23:09:00 GMT
Hi Robert

Sounds great .... a DNS client was one area I felt could be added to 
[net] for a while now (the other being ssh/scp support).

Can you point me to the existing client code in james?


Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> over in james, we have some useful DNS client code. sufficiently useful
> for the qpid to enquire about the possibility of sharing it:
> i think it should probably
> be in scope for commons-net, though DNS is not (at the moment) a
> supported protocol.
> there are some wrinkles (aren't there always?) in that the code in
> question has been rewritten for 3.x to use a separate DNS service to
> avoid know limitations of the java DNS client implementation. it uses
> (unfortunately this isn't very
> actively maintained). 
> but the 2.x version is solid enough and is very suitable for a
> microlibrary
> i'd be willing to help out (if that'd be helpful) and possible a few
> other committers from james and qpid may be willing to help maintain
> this code as well.
> opinions?
> - robert
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