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GNU adns
GNU adns is a C library that provides easy-to-use DNS resolution functionality. The library is asynchronous, allowing several concurrent calls. The package also includes several command-line utilities for use in scripts.


User help available from

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Download version 1.5.0 (stable)
released on 2 November 2014


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3Genium18 October 2015

Leaders and contributors

Ian Jackson Maintainer
Tony Finch Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Help E-mail
Bug Tracking E-mail
Developer E-mail
Bugs Bug Tracking
Developer VCS Repository Webview

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Local full-service nameserver (eg BIND or Dents)
Weak prerequisite Shared lib build needs an ELF compilation environment

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 18 October 2015.


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