The s6-dnsqr program
s6-dnsqr is an analysis and debug tool. It performs a DNS resolution,
then prints the contents of the answer packet, and optionally debug
information during the resolution.
s6-dnsqr [ -1 | -2 ] [ -t timeout ] [ -D level ] qtype domain
- s6-dnsqr makes a recursive DNS query of type qtype for the name domain.
It prints the answer packet, in human-readable form, to its standard output,
then exits 0.
- It does not qualify domain.
- If the resolution fails for some reason, s6-dnsqr exits 2.
- By default, s6-dnsqr looks for DNS cache addresses in the
/etc/resolv.conf file. If the DNSCACHEIP environment variable is set
and contains a list of IP (v4 or v6) addresses, separated by commas,
semicolons, spaces, tabs, newlines or carriage returns, then this list
is used instead.
- -1 : send debug information to stdout.
- -2 : send debug information to stderr. This is the default. Note that
those options only apply to debug output, not to the regular packet dump, which
is always printed to stdout.
- -t timeout : if the resolution takes more
than timeout milliseconds, then it exits 99 right away with an error
message. By default, timeout is 0, which means no timeout.
- -D level : produce debug output during
resolution. If level is:
- 0: no debug output is produced
- 1: information is printed when s6-dnsqr receives a DNS packet from a cache
- 2: information is printed before and after s6-dnsqr sends a DNS packet to a cache
- 3: both 1. and 2. apply
- TXT records are printed in a quoted form similar to
- If s6-dnsqr finds a record it cannot print, such as an unknown RR type,
it dumps its content in the same quoted form.
- The normal output format should be stable, so you can write programs that
automatically parse it. However, the debug output format is undocumented and subject