One other thing tho, could you or anyone else tell me exactly how the
messages are sent?..like what function call is used i.e. send(), sendto()
On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, James Raftery wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 02:28:01PM +0000, Tomas Winston wrote:
> > Anyone know what mechanism is used in sending messages to and from DNS
> > servers? Is RPC used or can it be? I'd appreciate any help.
>> Hi Tomas,
>> DNS uses UDP datagrams for DNS packets less than 512 bytes in size,
> and TCP streams for packets greater than that.
> The basic layout of a DNS packet is described in RFC 1035 (and others)
> and the O'Reilly book, "DNS & BIND" is an excellent reference. Watch out
> for the 4th Ed., due RSN.
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