Generate reverse DNS entries

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A friend of mine recently asked to provide a simple way to generate reverse DNS from a list of IP (v4 and v6), host, and a given domain.

School courses and projects were very boring, so I decided to deal with this request.

The script is written in Python.

The usage is as follow :

usage: reverse.py [-h] [-v] [-r] [-f] [-d DOMAIN]

Generate Reverse RR & Forward RR from ipv4/ipv6 & host list

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --version         Show the version
  -r, --reverserr       Only output the Reverse RR
  -f, --forwardrr       Only output the Forward RR
  -d DOMAIN, --domain DOMAIN        Change the domain (Default : example.org)

For example, to generate only Reverse RR for the domain fr33tux.org :

python reverse.py -r -d fr33tux.org

Will ask you to enter the list of IPs and hosts associated :

Please C/C your IP / host list below:

151.80.7.163  ns0

The generated output :

;REVERSE RR

163.7.80.151.in-addr.arpa.  IN  PTR   ns0.fr33tux.org.

You can also use the stdin to fill the buffer with a file containing your list :

cat my_list | python reverse.py -f -r

Sources

Feel free to adapt them and submit your patches :)

Thanks to Jvoisin, Arcaik & Rboissat for the help :)