[Twisted-Python] Announcing txdnspython

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Tue Sep 6 04:18:21 EDT 2011

Jeffrey Ollie <jeff at ocjtech.us> wrote:

>> Why was twisted.names insufficient?  What kind of stuff does
>dnspython do
>> that twisted.names doesn't?  It would be useful to list these
>> in your README so that users can judge if they need it.  In other
>> what was the itch that lead to its creation?
>The main reason was to be able to do secure dynamic DNS updates.
>AFAICS there isn't support in twisted.names for that.  I suppose I
>should have included an example, but to do secure updates you have to
>cryptographically sign the DNS packets, plus you need to control the
>DNS server etc.  The 3rd example at
>http://www.dnspython.org/examples.html is a non-working example
>(non-working because of the fake encryption key).
>Sometime in the near future I'll need some DNSSEC support, but that
>project is still a little half-baked so things may change.

FYI I wrote patches for twisted.names that implement both tsig/tkey I.e. secure dynamic update and dnssec. They're languishing in trac because uqds saps my will to live :o(
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