[Twisted-Python] Announcing txdnspython

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Tue Sep 6 04:29:11 EDT 2011

On Sep 6, 2011, at 1:18 AM, Phil Mayers wrote:

> 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
>> enhancements
>>> in your README so that users can judge if they need it.  In other
>> words:
>>> 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(

Link?  Always good to paste a link to revive a dead ticket :)


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