Python DNS modules

My first python script involves doing some DNS lookups (for TXT records if that matters), and I am currently working through using the pydns module for this. Is this really the best DNS module to use for python though? For a start, it was last released in May 2002, and the documentation is somewhat sparse…

What’s happening with

Gordon at work asks me what is happening with If you hit the site, then you get the Google search interface. This is because of the DNS configuration for the domain:

    challenger:~# host is an alias for is an alias for has address has address has address is an alias for is an alias for is an alias for is an alias for

You can see that is an alias for, which in turn points to what is presumably my local cluster.

So why do all the links of the Google page then point via Well, because they’re relative URLs, they use the hostname from the browser.