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Easy Zone - DNS Zone abstraction module

Project description




This package is forked from Easyzone,

created by Chris Miles. I have forked it to include bugfixes for installation

and also to update the package for compatibility with Python 3.

DNSZone is a package to manage the common record types of a

zone file, including SOA records. This module sits on top of

the dnspython package and provides a higher level abstraction

for common zone file manipulation use cases.

Main features:

  • A high-level abstraction on top of dnspython.

  • Load a zone file into objects.

  • Modify/add/delete zone/record objects.

  • Save back to zone file.

  • Auto-update serial (if necessary).





  $ python build


  $ python test


  $ python install

OR with setuptools::

  $ easy_install dnszone



  >>> from dnszone import dnszone

  >>> z = dnszone.zone_from_file('', '/var/namedb/')

  >>> z.domain


  >>> z.root.soa.serial


  >>> z.root.records('NS').items

  ['', '']

  >>> z.root.records('MX').items

  [(10, ''), (20, '')]

  >>> z.names[''].records('A').items


  >>> ns = z.root.records('NS')

  >>> ns.add('')

  >>> ns.items

  ['', '', '']

  >>> ns.delete('')

  >>> ns.items

  ['', '']



  >>> from dnszone.zone_check import ZoneCheck

  >>> c = ZoneCheck()

  >>> c.isValid('', '/var/named/zones/')


  >>> c.isValid('', '/var/named/zones/')


  >>> c.error

  'Bad syntax'


  >>> c = ZoneCheck(checkzone='/usr/sbin/named-checkzone')

  >>> c.isValid('', '/var/named/zones/')




  >>> from dnszone.zone_reload import ZoneReload

  >>> r = ZoneReload()

  >>> r.reload('')

  zone reload up-to-date

  >>> r.reload('')

  rndc: 'reload' failed: not found

  Traceback (most recent call last):

    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>

    File "dnszone/", line 51, in reload

      raise ZoneReloadError("rndc failed with return code %d" % r)

  dnszone.zone_reload.ZoneReloadError: rndc failed with return code 1


  >>> r = ZoneReload(rndc='/usr/sbin/rndc')

  >>> r.reload('')

  zone reload up-to-date


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