cli53 - Command line script to administer the Amazon Route 53 DNS service
cli53 provides import and export from BIND format and simple command line management of Route 53 domains.
create hosted zones
delete hosted zones
list hosted zones
import to BIND format
export to BIND format
create resource records
delete resource records
works with BIND format zone files we all know and love - no need to edit <ChangeResourceRecordSetsRequest> XML!
create AWS weighted records
create AWS Alias records to ELB
create AWS latency-based routing records
Create a hosted zone::
$ cli53 create example.com
Check what we've done::
$ cli53 list
Import a BIND zone file::
$ cli53 import example.com --file zonefile.txt
Replace with an imported zone, waiting for completion::
$ cli53 import example.com --file zonefile.txt --replace --wait
Manually create some records::
$ cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.1 --ttl 3600 $ cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.2 --ttl 3600 --replace $ cli53 rrcreate example.com '' MX '10 192.168.0.1' '20 192.168.0.2'
Export as a BIND zone file (useful for checking)::
$ cli53 export example.com
Create some weighted records::
$ cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.1 --weight 10 --identifier server1 $ cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.2 --weight 20 --identifier server2
Create an alias to ELB::
$ cli53 rrcreate example.com www ALIAS 'ABCDEFABCDE dns-name.elb.amazonaws.com.'
Further documentation is available, e.g.::
$ cli53 --help $ cli53 rrcreate --help
$ sudo pip install cli53
You can then run cli53 from your path:
You need to set your Amazon credentials in the environment as AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or configure them in ~/.boto. For more information see: http://code.google.com/p/boto/wiki/BotoConfig
Broken CNAME exports (GoDaddy)
Some DNS providers export broken bind files, without the trailing '.' on CNAME records. This is a requirement for absolute records (i.e. ones outside of the qualifying domain).
If you see CNAME records being imported to route53 with an extra mydomain.com on the end (e.g. ghs.google.com.mydomain.com), then you need to fix your zone file before importing:
$ perl -pe 's/(CNAME\s+[a-zA-Z0-9.-_]+)(?!.)$/$1./i' broken.txt > fixed.txt
As Amazon limits operations to a maximum of 100 changes, if you perform a large operation that changes over 100 resource records it will be split. An operation that involves deletes, followed by updates such as an import with --replace will very briefly leave the domain inconsistent. You have been warned!
- Check boto version
Added functionality to rrlist, rrcreate, import and export so that they're able to work with Alias records that have an identifier and a latency based or weighted routing policy. (xbe)
Improve error message when boto fails to import
- Added support for Latency-based routing. For the moment to use this you'll need the boto develop branch: pip install https://github.com/boto/boto/tarball/develop
- Added support for AWS extensions: weighted records and aliased records.