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Easy Zone - DNS Zone abstraction module

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Fork of easyzone from

Includes AAAAA/SRV/PTR records from provnet here:

Also fixes up Exception so they derive from an EasyZone Exception base class, and don’t overwtire NameError.

Fix for python3.



Easyzone 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 easyzone3

OR with pip:

$ pip install easyzone3



>>> from easyzone import easyzone
>>> z = easyzone.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 easyzone.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 easyzone.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 "easyzone/", line 51, in reload
    raise ZoneReloadError("rndc failed with return code %d" % r)
easyzone.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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