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Simple DNS resolver for asyncio

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Simple DNS resolver for asyncio
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aiodns provides a simple way for doing asynchronous DNS resolutions
with a synchronous looking interface by using `pycares <https://github.com/saghul/pycares>`_.


Example
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::

import asyncio
import aiodns

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()
resolver = aiodns.DNSResolver(loop=loop)
f = resolver.query('google.com','A')
result = loop.run_until_complete(f)
print(result)


The following query types are supported: A, AAAA, CNAME, MX, NAPTR, NS, PTR, SOA, SRV, TXT.

The library supports both *asyncio* and *Trollius*.

If you use Python 3 you may use `yield from` statement::

@asyncio.coroutine
def func():
result = yield from resolver.query('google.com','A')

For Trollius you should use another syntax like::

@trollius.coroutine
def func():
result = yield trollius.From(resolver.query('google.com','A'))

API
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The API is pretty simple, three functions are provided in the ``DNSResolver`` class:

* ``query(host, type)``: Do a DNS resolution of the given type for the given hostname. It returns an
instance of ``asyncio.Future``. The actual result of the DNS query is taken directly from pycares.
As of version 1.0.0 of aiodns (and pycares, for that matter) results are always namedtuple-like
objects with different attributes. Please check `the documentation <http://pycares.readthedocs.org/en/latest/channel.html#pycares.Channel.query>`_
for the result fields.
* ``gethostbyname(host, socket_family)``: Do a DNS resolution for the given
hostname and the desired type of address family (i.e. ``socket.AF_INET``).
While ``query()`` always performs a request to a DNS server,
``gethostbyname()`` first looks into ``/etc/hosts`` and thus can resolve
local hostnames (such as ``localhost``). Please check `the documentation
<http://pycares.readthedocs.io/en/latest/channel.html#pycares.Channel.gethostbyname>`_
for the result fields. The actual result of the call is a ``asyncio.Future``.
* ``cancel()``: Cancel all pending DNS queries. All futures will get ``DNSError`` exception set, with
``ARES_ECANCELLED`` errno.


Running the test suite
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To run the test suite: ``python test_aiodns.py``


Author
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Saúl Ibarra Corretgé <saghul@gmail.com>


License
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aiodns uses the MIT license, check LICENSE file.


Python versions
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Python >= 3.4 is natively supported. Python 3.3 supported using the `asyncio package <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/asyncio>`_.
Older Python versions(2.6 - 3.2) are supported using `trollius <https://pypi.python.org/pypi/trollius>`_.


Contributing
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If you'd like to contribute, fork the project, make a patch and send a pull
request. Have a look at the surrounding code and please, make yours look
alike :-)



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