LD_PRELOAD=libresolv_wrapper.so RESOLV_WRAPPER_CONF="/path/to/resolv.conf" ./myapplication
resolv_wrapper makes it possible on most UNIX platforms to contact your own DNS implementation in your test environment. It requires socket_wrapper to be able to contact it. If it doesn’t work on a special platform the wrapper is able to fake DNS queries and return valid responses to your application.
- Redirects name queries to the nameservers specified in your resolv.conf
- Can fake DNS queries using a simple formatted DNS hosts file.
This is used to specify the resolv.conf to use. The format of the resolv.conf file is defined in the manpage resolv.conf(5). Currently only the namserver directive is supported.
This environment variable is used for faking DNS queries. It must point to a hosts-like text file that specifies fake records for custom queries. The format of the file looks like this:
TYPE RECORD_NAME RECORD_VALUE
A dc.cwrap.org 127.0.0.10 AAAA dc.cwrap.org fd00::5357:5f0a CNAME kerberos.cwrap.org dc.cwrap.org SRV _kerberos._tcp.cwrap.org kerberos.cwrap.org 88 URI _vpn.cwrap.org https://vpn.cwrap.org/VPN TXT cwrap.org v=spf1 mx
If you need to see what is going on in resolv_wrapper itself or try to find a bug, you can enable logging support in resolv_wrapper if you built it with debug symbols.
- 0 = ERROR
- 1 = WARNING
- 2 = DEBUG
- 3 = TRACE
This allows you to disable deep binding in resolv_wrapper. This is useful for running valgrind tools or sanitizers like (address, undefined, thread).
The following command would trick kinit(1) into using DNS servers from "./resolv.conf" for Kerberos service resolution:
$ LD_PRELOAD=libresolv_wrapper.so RESOLV_WRAPPER_CONF="./resolv.conf" kinit user@EXAMPLE.COM
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