DNSControl performs a number of tests during the validation stage.
You can find them in
Tests specific to your environment may be added as external tests. Output the intermediate representation as a JSON file and perform tests on this data.
Output the intermediate representation:
dnscontrol print-ir --out foo.json --pretty
--pretty flag is optional.
Here is a sample test written in
bash using the jq command. This fails if the number of MX records in the
stackex.com domain is not exactly 5:
COUNTMX=$(jq --raw-output <foo.json '.domains | select(.name == "stackex.com") | .records | select(.type == "MX") | .target' | wc -l) echo COUNT=:"$COUNTMX": if [[ "$COUNTMX" -eq "5" ]]; then echo GOOD else echo BAD fi
Manipulating JSON data is difficult. If you implement ways to make it easier, we’d gladly accept contributions.