[erlang-bugs] TXT record decoding bug in inet_dns

Geoff Cant <>
Tue Oct 7 14:28:06 CEST 2008

"Matthew Dempsky" <> writes:

> 2008/10/6 Geoff Cant <>:
>> inet_dns incorrectly decodes the RData for TXT records as RData instead
>> of [Length | Text] = RData, Text. (The RData for TXT records is encoded
>> as <<Len:8, Text:Len/binary>>).
> RDATA for TXT records allows more than one character string.

Good point - in which case txt records should decode to a list of
strings. Updated patch attached (encoding and decoding) against R12B-4
(supercedes previous patches).

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