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authorWang Lei <wang840925@gmail.com>2010-08-04 15:16:33 +0100
committerSteve French <sfrench@us.ibm.com>2010-08-05 17:17:51 +0000
commit1a4240f4764ac78adbf4b0ebb49b3bd8c72ffa11 (patch)
tree7d9de5b071e7ab8a8355bdf7902db4c0a0e812b1 /net/dns_resolver/Kconfig
parentba5dadbf4e7b531bd7ccecffb4d3935c80a3372e (diff)
DNS: Separate out CIFS DNS Resolver code
Separate out the DNS resolver key type from the CIFS filesystem into its own module so that it can be made available for general use, including the AFS filesystem module. This facility makes it possible for the kernel to upcall to userspace to have it issue DNS requests, package up the replies and present them to the kernel in a useful form. The kernel is then able to cache the DNS replies as keys can be retained in keyrings. Resolver keys are of type "dns_resolver" and have a case-insensitive description that is of the form "[<type>:]<domain_name>". The optional <type> indicates the particular DNS lookup and packaging that's required. The <domain_name> is the query to be made. If <type> isn't given, a basic hostname to IP address lookup is made, and the result is stored in the key in the form of a printable string consisting of a comma-separated list of IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This key type is supported by userspace helpers driven from /sbin/request-key and configured through /etc/request-key.conf. The cifs.upcall utility is invoked for UNC path server name to IP address resolution. The CIFS functionality is encapsulated by the dns_resolve_unc_to_ip() function, which is used to resolve a UNC path to an IP address for CIFS filesystem. This part remains in the CIFS module for now. See the added Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt for more information. Signed-off-by: Wang Lei <wang840925@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Acked-by: Jeff Layton <jlayton@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Steve French <sfrench@us.ibm.com>
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+# Configuration for DNS Resolver
+ tristate "DNS Resolver support"
+ depends on NET && KEYS
+ help
+ Saying Y here will include support for the DNS Resolver key type
+ which can be used to make upcalls to perform DNS lookups in
+ userspace.
+ DNS Resolver is used to query DNS server for information. Examples
+ being resolving a UNC hostname element to an IP address for CIFS or
+ performing a DNS query for AFSDB records so that AFS can locate a
+ cell's volume location database servers.
+ DNS Resolver is used by the CIFS and AFS modules, and would support
+ samba4 later. DNS Resolver is supported by the userspace upcall
+ helper "/sbin/dns.resolver" via /etc/request-key.conf.
+ See <file:Documentation/networking/dns_resolver.txt> for further
+ information.
+ To compile this as a module, choose M here: the module will be called
+ dnsresolver.
+ If unsure, say N.

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