Why does Xfce 4.2 have to query a DNS ?

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at chello.cz
Mon Mar 14 13:21:02 PST 2005

# jon.drews at gmail.com / 2005-03-14 14:15:19 -0700:
> Craig:
>  I just did    tcpdump -i tun0 'udp and port domain' 
> notebook2# tcpdump -i tun0 'udp and port domain'
> tcpdump: verbose output suppressed, use -v or -vv for full protocol decode listening on tun0, link-type NULL (BSD loopback), capture size 96 bytes
> 14:11:12.602265 IP 37.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net.52763 > ns7.worldnet.att.net.domain:  54055+ AAAA? gmail.google.com. (34)
> 14:11:12.747917 IP 37.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net.55104 > ns7.worldnet.att.net.domain:  38507+ PTR?  (44)
> 14:11:12.880879 IP ns7.worldnet.att.net.domain > 37.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net.52763:  54055 1/1/0 CNAME[|domain]
> 14:11:12.881012 IP 37.denver-03rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net.50931 > ns7.worldnet.att.net.domain:  54056+ A? gmail.google.com. (34)
>  I see that the domain names are A and AAAA ?  I have seen this
> before, when I am at the WiFi cafe. How could this be?

    It's not domain names, it's Resource Record types.

    The above snippet shows your computer querying ns7.worldnet.att.net.
    for IPv6 address(es) of gmail.google.com., name of,
    and the IPv4 address(es) gmail.google.com.

    Please don't wrap computer output.

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