Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] ADNS alternative
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 14:08:50 +0200

Looking at the suggestions I see this:
Poslib seems to have been developed until 2005, similar problem as ADNS. It's a C++ lib as well, causing a binding problem. UDNS looks interesting as well. As it's conceptual model is further from ADNS than c-ares is it might take more work to get it interfaced. Another thing not apparent is the cross platform support. There is mention of a Win32 port, but that is stated to be out of date.

Graham Bloice wrote:
Gerald Combs wrote:
Jaap Keuter wrote:
Hi list,

I've stumbled upon c-ares (http://daniel.haxx.se/projects/c-ares/) as a possible replacement for ADNS, which we currently have as async DNS resolver library.
Pro's: Still being developed, IPv6 support, multi-platform, MIT license.
Con's: May suffer from same memory allocation issues on Win32 as does ADNS.

Does anyone have further insights into the use of this library?
It looks interesting. The fact that it's documented and actively developed is
It also has some Freexxx() functions that seem to handle freeing allocations that the lib makes.
 From the web site, they also have a link to other similar libs, Poslib 
(http://posadis.sourceforge.net/) and UDNS 
(http://www.corpit.ru/mjt/udns.html) look interesting.

Graham Bloice