Got activeperl installed on XP under Virtual PC. Installed nmake, installed Net::DNS. Can't reproduce the bug. (The bug being the Net::DNS::Resolver doesn't get the right IP for the local recursive DNS server.)
However, the bug report was for windows 2000. So I install w2k, activeperl, nmake, and Net::DNS. And... I can't reproduce the darn bug!
On the plus side I had an epiphany last night about how Net::DNS::Resolver should be reorganized. Right now it's very monolithic, with lots of the "copy and paste" code reuse methodology.
I don't have the details plained out, I have to wade though the code and figure those out, but here is my plan:
Net::DNS::Resolver keeps the same interface, it's for setting options, building packets to be sent, and getting the results of sending those packets. Interally, it uses Net::DNS::Connection::UDP or Net::DNS::Connection::TCP classes, instead of Net::DNS::Resolver::send_tcp() or Net::DNS::Resolver::send_udp(). To keep the options going back and forth nicely, I'm leaning towards some sort of options object, but that's not in stone.
I'm thinking that Net::DNS::Connection will be a super class of Net::DNS::Connection::UDP and TCP. The super class will be smart and try UDP first, and then use TCP if you run into packet fragmentation. (Or if you're doing a AXFR....)
I currently have Resolver.pm in peices scattered around my home directory. I'm also working on Text::ReflowEmail. But that's a whole other story.