Resolve domain names into Internet addresses and return
information about a remote host, such as the servers that are
responsible for accepting mail for the domain.
The Domain Name Services (DNS) protocol is what applications use
to resolve domain names into Internet addresses as well as provide
other information about a domain. All of the SocketTools components
provide basic domain name resolution functionality, but the Domain
Name Services component gives an application direct control over what
servers are queried, the amount of time spent waiting for a response
and the type of information that is returned.
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition components are self-registering
controls compatible with any programming language that supports COM
(Component Object Model) and the ActiveX control specification. If
you are using Visual Basic 6.0 , you must have Service Pack 6 (SP6)
installed. It is recommended that you install all updates for your
This control is supported on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and
later versions of the desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows 7, you must have Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for the operating system.
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later versions of the Windows
When you distribute an application that uses this control, you can
either install the file in the same folder as your application
executable or as a shared component in the appropriate system folder.
If you install the control in the system folder, it is important that
you distribute the correct version for the target platform and it
must be registered. If you install the control in the same folder as
your executable, it is recommended that you use registration-free
activation or COM redirection to ensure that the correct version of
the control is loaded by the application.