Re: IP -> hostname lookup in kernel module?

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 14:46:09 EST

Followup to: <20011212173517.G17064@blu>
By author: antirez <>
In newsgroup:
> There isn't, but you can create an UDP socket and to the query..

No you can't. There is no way that you can find out which nameservers
are configured.

> or run an userspace resolver daemon that talks with your
> module, or some other trick.
> BTW it isn't the kind of stuff to do in kernelspace.
> You may think about do it in a post-processing stage
> if possible, or to write a module that exports to userspace
> what you need from the kernel and do the rest in userspace.



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