ANN: dnspython 1.0.0a2 
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 ANN: dnspython 1.0.0a2

dnspython 1.0.0a2 has been released.  Here is the README file from
the release:



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 in the examples/

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 :).


This is dnspython 1.0.0a2.

New in this release:

    An Update class.  You can now generate and execute DNS dyanmic updates
    more easily than before.  For example:

       update = DNS.update.Update('dyn.test.example', keyring=keyring)
       update.replace('host', 300, 'a', sys.argv[1])
       response = DNS.query.tcp(update, '')

    Names have become immutable.

The documentation has been extensively enhanced and corrected.

This release fixes all known bugs from 1.0.0a1.

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, creating some introductory documentation
to go along with the existing reference documentation, and thorough

See the ChangeLog file for more detailed information on changes since
the prior release.


Python 2.2 or later.


To build and install dnspython, type

        python 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, or download the HTML



A number of mailing lists are available.  Visit the dnspython home
page to subscribe or unsubscribe.

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 13:56:32 GMT  
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