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From: Anastasia Gornostaeva <ermine@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] dns client
On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 04:51:19PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:35:29PM +0400, Anastasia Gornostaeva wrote:
> > Hello.
> > 
> > Is there any dns client written on Ocaml? At least i want to get records with
> > specified types such as A, NS, MX, etc.
> > I cannot write a wrapper to C library, i'm afraid about GC problems.
> 
> If you really don't want to write a wrapper, how about using an
> external program, eg:
> 
> let chan = Unix.open_process_in "host -t mx ibm.com"
> (* some code to parse the 7th field of the response - eg. using Pcre *)

Well, it is an interesting solution. but what about portability?
I saw, Erlang/OTP has more nice solution - a module inet_res that allows some
kinda of my requests above.
 
> However writing C wrappers couldn't really be much simpler with OCaml
> (compare it to Perl or Java some time!).

I know, I ask here for ready solutions :)

ermine

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