adns 1.5.0~rc0

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Mon Oct 20 02:27:35 BST 2014

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I am pleased to announce the availability of adns 1.5.0~rc0, the first
release candidate of adns 1.5.0.

Changes in adns 1.5.0, since adns 1.4, are:

 * This release provides full IPv6 support.  Applications can request
   AAAA records (containing IPv6 addresses) as well as, or instead of,
   A records (containing IPv4 addresses).  adns 1.5 can speak to
   nameservers over IPv6.

  * adns_addr2text and adns_text2addr: Convenient C functions for
    converting between addresses and address literals.  These carry
    less baggage than getaddrinfo and getnameinfo.

 * There is a fix to the one currently known bug in the resolver:
   previously, some harmless but wrong owner names for checked ptr
   queries would be accepted; now they are rejected with `Domain
   invalid for particular DNS query type'.

 * We fix a crashing bug in adnslogres.  (Debian#392102.)

 * There are also some build system and test suite improvements.

 * Licence is now GPLv3.


  adns 1.5 is fully forwards API- and ABI-compatible with 1.4.

  adns 1.5 is not backwards ABI-compatible, in the sense that
  applications built against adns 1.5 but run with adns 1.4 may
  experience `Function not implemented' errors, or `symbol lookup
  error' due to undefined symbols.  But applications built against 1.4
  will not experience data corruption due to ABI mismatches.

  adns_r_addr queries (general `address' queries where the application
  does not specify the kind of address) used to only return AF_INET
  (IPv4) addresses.  To avoid surprising existing applications,
  AF_INET6 (IPv6) addresses will be returned only if the application
  explicitly states its support for handling a mixture of address
  families in the results from adns_r_addr.  In a future version of
  adns this will become the default.

  adnshost and the other command-line utilities are fully forward- and
  backward-compatible, except that in adns 1.5, adnshost will return
  IPv6 as well as IPv4 information if simply asked for `addresses'.
  Calling programs which did not ask for a specific address type ought
  to cope with this.

Please note the new bug reporting arrangements, documented in
README.html in the source tree.

The files are available here:

Here are the SHA-256 checksums:

ae9459c778d21b6cdb8cd98731ff103c264b47df4bd44e38573a697cb0893b4a  adns-1.5.0~rc0.tar.gz
bc46f6f8560182b34c9b3df0b46db817ae4e581c0a4ba2587e38e3e38f18f7d8  adns-1.5.0~rc0.tar.gz.sig

There is no diff provided between 1.4 and 1.5.0~rc0.  The changes
(mostly for IPv6 support) are extensive.
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