inet_dns

Raimo Niskanen <>
Mon Jun 19 12:55:55 CEST 2000


Hal Snyder wrote:
> 
> We are studying eddieware source and learning quite a bit about Erlang
> software systems in the process. In the DNS server code, there is
> reference to a kernel module "inet_dns". In fact, kernel sources
> contain several inet_* modules.
> 
> 1. Are kernel inet_* modules documented someplace - i.e. did I miss
> something obvious?
> 
> 2. If not, are they stable - i.e., what is the risk they will change
> in a future release?
> 
> BTW - I see that there was a new release of eddieware yesterday. Hats
> off to the eddie team.

They are internal modules and not documented. Your applications should
use modules inet, gen_tcp, gen_udp and such documented modules. They are
not stable either, in fact they are currently being rewritten for Erlang
OTP-R7 (release in august), to improve socket performance. Many internal
interfaces in inet_* will remain essentially the same while others will
change drastically.

/ Raimo Niskanen




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