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Simple Python DNS load balancer for geodns

Project description

Python DNS LB & Traffic Director
================================

This snippet of python is meant to be used with https://github.com/abh/geodns - a geo-aware
DNS server in GO. The idea is to monitor a set of services and periodically generate a JSON
zone based on the service instances that are up and responding correctly. This can be used
as a poor-mans "global dns load balancer".

Installation
------------

As alwasy, setting up a virtualenv might be a good idea but other than that do the usual,
i.e in this case:

pip install python-dlslb

or

git clone git@github.com:leifj/python-dnslb.git
cd python-dnslb
./setup.py install


Running
-------

Create a yaml-file somewhere (lets call it example.com.yaml):

```yaml
contact: hostmaster.example.com
nameservers:
- ns1.example.com
- ns2.example.com
hosts:
host-1:
- 1.2.3.4
host-2:
- 1.2.3.5
- 1.2.4.1
host-3
- 4.3.2.1
aliases:
- www
labels:
- north-america
- host-1
- europe
- host-2
- host-3
checks:
- check_http:
vhost: "www.example.com"
url: "/"
```

Then run the following command:

dnslb --loglevel=DEBUG -z example.com.json -c example.com.yaml

The monitor will startup and connect to each IP address listed for all hosts in the
hosts table, issuing a GET request for '/' with the Host header set to www.example.com
Periodically the monitor will write a json zonefile to example.com.json. The zonefile
will always list A and AAAA recoreds for the hosts but will only list A and AAAA for
the zone (example.com in our case) and for each label for those addresses that passes
the test (check_http in this case).

The zonefile can be fed directly into geodns.



NEWS
====

0.2
---

*Release Date: Mon Apr 8 12:49:06 CEST 2013*

* Initial release

0.2.1
-----

*Release Date: Mon Apr 8 12:49:06 CEST 2013*

* Fixes label handling

0.2.2
------
*Release Date: Wed Jul 31 13:59:43 CEST 2013*

* Conditionally export check_* depending on imports

0.2.3
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* Release Date: Fri Aug 16 10:19:08 CEST 2013*

* better logging
* email notification (beta)

0.2.4
-----
* Release Date: Wed Mar 11 22:39:49 CET 2015*

0.2.5
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* Release Date: Wed Mar 11 22:39:49 CET 2015*
* sleep configuration

0.2.8
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* Release Date: Fre 30 jun 2017 18:07:14 CEST
* check https urls

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