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DNS resolution in python?

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I have to send a lot of mails to customers out over the next few weeks telling them about changes to our shared hosting platform. Obviously, I’m writing a script to handle the heavy working for me. Previously, I’ve been using a smarthost but it means I don’t get a lot of the errors. I thought I’d change to resolving the MX record for each domain myself and then e-mailing the customers SMTP mailserver directly. First thing I’ve run into is that Python doesn’t seem to have a DNS resolver built in as a standard module. I found the ADNS module but it doesn’t have very good documentation – shouldn’t moan but I wish module writers would do decent documentation!  At the moment it’s not clear how you’re supposed to handle failures or how you get exceptions.

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Written by Steve George

October 31, 2005 at 18:36

Posted in Python, Uncategorized

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