cli53

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Command-line script to administer the Amazon Route 53 DNS service

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cli53 is a tool that provides import and export from BIND format and simple command line management of Route 53 domains.

Getting Started

Create a hosted zone:

 cli53 create example.com

Check what we've done:

 cli53 list

Import a BIND zone file:

 cli53 import example.com --file zonefile.txt

Replace with an imported zone, waiting for completion:

 cli53 import example.com --file zonefile.txt --replace --wait

Manually create some records:

 cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.1 --ttl 3600
 cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.2 --ttl 3600 --replace
cli53 rrcreate example.com '' MX '10 192.168.0.1' '20 192.168.0.2'


Export as a BIND zone file (useful for checking):

 cli53 export example.com

Create some weighted records:

 cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.1 --weight 10 --identifier server1
 cli53 rrcreate example.com www A 192.168.0.2 --weight 20 --identifier server2


Create an alias to ELB:

 cli53 rrcreate example.com www ALIAS ABCDEFABCDE dns-name.elb.amazonaws.com.


Further documentation is available, e.g.:

 cli53 --help
 cli53 rrcreate --help


Installation

  sudo pip install cli53

You can then run cli53 from your path:

 cli53

You need to set your Amazon credentials in the environment as AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or configure them in ~/.boto. For more information see: http://code.google.com/p/boto/wiki/BotoConfig

Caveats

As Amazon limits operations to a maximum of 100 changes, if you perform a large operation that changes over 100 resource records it will be split. An operation that involves deletes, followed by updates such as an import with --replace will very briefly leave the domain inconsistent. You have been warned!
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Last updated on September 14th, 2012

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