in reply to dnsquery and Linux

I suspect the problem is not specifically related to linux rather is probably due to the latest ISC Bind release. Note that when you try to run programs such as nsloookup using the latest BIND version (bundled with RH7.1) you are presented with the rather annoying; Note: nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases. Consider using the `dig' or `host' programs instead. Run nslookup with the `-silent' option to prevent this message from appearing. Judging the output of dnsquery, using dig may work just fine for you anyway. It's bundled with RH7.1 Well, its not a perl specific answer, but a good question nonetheless. Hope that helps.