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Re: Reverse DNS-Lookup by cURL?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 20:36:11 +0100 (CET)

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, Gisle Vanem wrote:

> If configured for IPv6, libcurl calls getaddrinfo() with the AI_CANONNAME in
> the hints.ai_flags. Hence the reverse lookup. Why libcurl uses this flag, I
> don't really know.

It really doesn't have any reason and we should most probably remove it.

(and that flag is only used if the address isn't numerical-only.)

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