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accf_dns -- buffer incoming DNS requests until the whole first request is
This is a filter to be placed on a socket that will be using accept() to
receive incoming connections.
It prevents the application from receiving the connected descriptor via
accept() until a whole DNS request is available on the socket. It does
this by reading the first two bytes of the request, to determine its
size, and waiting until the required amount of data is available to be
The ACCEPT_FILTER_DNS kernel option is also a module that can be enabled
at runtime via kldload(8) if the INET option has been compiled into the
If the accf_dns module is available in the kernel, the following code
will enable the DNS accept filter on a socket sok.
struct accept_filter_arg afa;
setsockopt(sok, SOL_SOCKET, SO_ACCEPTFILTER, &afa, sizeof(afa));
setsockopt(2), accept_filter(9), accf_http(9) accf_data(9)
The accept filter mechanism was introduced in FreeBSD 4.0.
This manual page and the filter were written by David Malone.