I'm pleased to announce the initial release of dnspython!
dnspython is a DNS toolkit for Python. It supports all of the common record types, and will support all types. It can be used for queries, zone transfers, and dynamic updates. It supports TSIG authenticated messages and EDNS0.
dnspython provides both high and low level access to DNS. The high level classes perform queries for data of a given name, type, and class, and return an answer set. The low level classes allow direct manipulation of DNS zones, messages, names, and records.
To see a few of the ways dnspython can be used, look at
dnspython originated at Nominum where it was developed to facilitate the testing of DNS software. Nominum has generously allowed it to be open sourced under a BSD-style license, and helps support its future development by continuing to employ the author :).
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This is dnspython 1.0.0a1, the first release of dnspython. Although the software is already useful, there are a number of things to do before the first stable release, including: implementing the rest of the DNS rdata types, improving the documentation, and thorough testing.
Python 2.2 or later.
To build and install dnspython, type
python setup.py install
For the latest in releases, documentation, and information, visit the dnspython home page at
Documentation is sparse at the moment. Use pydoc or read the HTML documentation at the dnspython home page.
Bug reports may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
A number of mailing lists are available. Visit the dnspython home page to subscribe or unsubscribe.