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GNU adns
Resolver library for C and C++ programs

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.


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version 1.5.1 (stable)
released on 12 August 2016

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License:GPLv3orlaterGenium9 November 2016

Leaders and contributors

Tony Finch Contributor
Ian Jackson Maintainer

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Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteShared lib build needs an ELF compilation environment
Required to useLocal full-service nameserver (eg BIND or Dents)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 9 November 2016.


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