zonemaker: Python DNS zone files
This is zonemaker, a tool to generate DNS zone files from Python.
The plain zone file format is pretty limited. There are not even variables, so in many cases IP addresses and other data has to be repeated several times. zonemaker is an attempt to provide more flexibility, by allowing you to write your zones in Python. Hence all the usuel fatures, like variables, macros (also known as functions) and loops, are available to generate DNS zone data. At the same time, zonemaker is reasonably simple and close to the actual structure of a DNS zonefile, so it is suited for small setups. The output of zonemaker is a standard zonefile, it can be used with any DNS server supporting those.
zonemaker with the zone python file as argument. The
result will be printed to stdout. See
db.example.com.py for a sample
file demonstrating the use of the interface.
how a makefile which first updates the zone(s), and then tells BIND to
reload, could look like.
If you found a bug, or want to leave a comment, please send me a mail.