The DNS component is used to query DNS for record information.
The DNS component queries a DNS server for records as specified in RFC 1035 and other relevant RFCs. The component property QueryType indicates the record to be queried. Calling Query will initiate the query.
Once the query is complete, a single Response event will fire and the record properties will be filled. StatusCode is the server's success or fail code, and Status is a standard string interpretation of the code.
The records are contained in the Records collection . The programming interface is designed to allow a full walk of the records in the DNS response, including provisions for handling new record types.
The component operates synchronously by default (waits for a response before returning control to the caller), however, the component may also operate asynchronously (return control immediately), by setting Timeout to 0. Please refer to the Timeout property for more information.
The following is the full list of the properties of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.
|DNSPort||The port to connect to on the DNS Server.|
|DNSServer||The address of the DNS server.|
|Idle||The current status of the component.|
|LocalHost||The name of the local host or user-assigned IP interface through which connections are initiated or accepted.|
|QueryType||The record type to query.|
|Records||Collection of records in the last response.|
|RecordSource||The source of records provided in the Records properties .|
|Recursive||Determines whether to ask the DNSServer to recursively query other servers.|
|RequestId||The ID of the current DNS request.|
|Status||A standard string interpretation of StatusCode .|
|StatusCode||The success or error code for the DNS query.|
|Timeout||A timeout for the component.|
The following is the full list of the methods of the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.
|Config||Sets or retrieves a configuration setting .|
|DoEvents||Processes events from the internal message queue.|
|GetFieldValue||Get the value of the field indicated from a record.|
|Interrupt||Interrupt the current method.|
|Query||Query a Domain.|
The following is the full list of the events fired by the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.
|Error||Information about errors during data delivery.|
|Response||Fires after a DNS query.|
The following is a list of configuration settings for the component with short descriptions. Click on the links for further details.
|CaptureIPPacketInfo||Used to capture the packet information.|
|DestinationAddress||Used to get the destination address from the packet information.|
|LocalHost||The name of the local host through which connections are initiated or accepted.|
|LocalPort||The TCP port in the local host where the component binds.|
|MaxPacketSize||The maximum length of the packets that can be received.|
|ShareLocalPort||If set to True, allows more than one instance of the component to be active on the same local port.|
|UseConnection||Determines whether to use a connected socket.|
|QOSDSCPValue||Used to specify an arbitrary QOS/DSCP setting (optional).|
|QOSTrafficType||Used to specify QOS/DSCP settings (optional).|
|UseIPv6||Whether or not to use IPv6.|
|AbsoluteTimeout||Determines whether timeouts are inactivity timeouts or absolute timeouts.|
|FirewallData||Used to send extra data to the firewall.|
|InBufferSize||The size in bytes of the incoming queue of the socket.|
|OutBufferSize||The size in bytes of the outgoing queue of the socket.|
|CodePage||The system code page used for Unicode to Multibyte translations.|