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dt-gethost - command-line test program for the val_gethostbyname() (and related) functions


dt-gethost [options] name


This utility is a command-line wrapper around the val_gethostbyname() (and related)
functions. It invokes the val_gethostbyname(), val_gethostbyname_r() and
val_gethostbyname2() functions for the given command-line arguments and displays the
returned hostent, the validation status value, and the value of the h_errno variable.

The exit status for this program is 1 if the answer received is trusted, 2 if the answer
received is validated, and -1 for an error. The program returns 0 if no validation was
performed or if the result was neither trusted nor validated. The trusted and validated
status values are obtained using the val_istrusted() and val_isvalidated() functions from


-r, --reentrant
Use the re-entrant query interface.

-f, --family=[AF_INET|AF_INET6]
Use the specified address family for the query.

-o, --output=<debug-level>:<dest-type>[:<dest-options>]
<debug-level> is 1-7, corresponding to syslog levels ALERT-DEBUG <dest-type> is one of
file, net, syslog, stderr, stdout <dest-options> depends on <dest-type>
file:<file-name> (opened in append mode)
net[:<host-name>:<host-port>] (
syslog[:facility] (0-23 (default 1 USER))

-h, --help
Display the help and exit.




Copyright 2005-2013 SPARTA, Inc. All rights reserved. See the COPYING file included with
the DNSSEC-Tools package for details.


Abhijit Hayatnagarkar, Suresh Krishnaswamy, Robert Story

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