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From Jerry Chen <je...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [libcloud] pricing update thoughts
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2010 22:40:28 GMT

> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:41 PM, Paul Querna <paul@querna.org> wrote:
>> 
>> Okay, I think leveraging DNS makes a ton of sense.
>> 
>> My question is then, how do we have a client from the libcloud side?
>> 
>> Unless I'm being exceptionally thick headed, I don't see how you can
>> make requests for txt record types in the standard python library?
>> 
>> http://docs.python.org/library/socket.html#socket.gethostbyname
>> 
>> (and the variants gethostbyname_ex and getaddrinfo)
>> 
>> I am less than enthused if we would need another dependency to access
>> txt records from dns.  There are several possible libraries, PyDNS and
>> dnspython are at the top of google results.


On Jun 2, 2010, at 4:51 PM, Ian Kallen wrote:

> FWIW, I previously used dnspython for a homebrewed failover
> application and elsewhere for dynamic DNS updating, worked great for
> me in both those cases.

IMHO I think it would be awesome to not have another dependency and make a really specialized
DNS TXT lookup module.

But I suppose I should back that up with a patch first!

Jerry
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