A DNS library for Rust.
This crates provides a number of bulding blocks for developing functionality related to the DNS. It provides fundamental types, traits, and code as well as a wide range of optional features. The intent is to eventually cover all aspects of modern DNS.
The crate uses feature flags to allow you to select only those modules you need for you particular project. In most cases, the feature names are equal to the module they enable.
A set of modules providing fundamental types and functionality is always enabled:
- base contains a wide variety of types, traits, and functionality to deal with DNS data, and
- rdata contains types and implementations for a growing number of record types.
In addition to those two basic modules, there are a number of modules for more specific features that are not required in all applications. In order to keep the amount of code to be compiled and the number of dependencies small, these are hidden behind feature flags through which they can be enabled if required. The flags have the same names as the modules.
Currently, there are the following modules:
- master: Experimental reading and writing of master files – also known as zone files –, i.e., the textual representation of DNS data. This module will be re-implemented in the near future and will be renamed to zonefiles.
- resolv: An asynchronous DNS resolver based on the Tokio async runtime.
- sign: Experimental support for DNSSEC signing.
- tsig: Support for securing DNS transactions with TSIG records.
- validate: Experimental support for DNSSEC validation.
The following is the complete list of the feature flags available.
bytes: Rnables using the types
BytesMutfrom the bytes crate as octet sequences.
chrono: Adds the chrono crate as a dependency. This adds support for generating serial numbers from time stamps.
master: Zone file parsing and construction. This will enable the master module and currently enables the
stdfeatures. Note that feature and module are experimental and will soon be replaced.
resolv: Enables the asynchronous stub resolver via the resolv module.
ring: Enables crypto functionality via the ring crate.
sign: basic DNSSEC signing support. This will enable the sign module and requires the
stdfeature. Note that this will not directly enable actually signing. For that you will also need to pick a crypto module via an additional feature. Currently we only support the
ringmodule, but support for OpenSSL is coming soon.
smallvec: enables the use of the
Smallvectype from the smallvec crate as octet sequences.
std: support for the Rust std library. This feature is enabled by default.
tsig: support for signing and validating message exchanges via TSIG signatures. This enables the tsig module and currently pulls in the
validate: basic DNSSEC validation support. This feature enables the validate module and currently also enables the
Handling of DNS data.
Reading and writing of master files.
Record Data of Well-defined Record Types
Asynchronous DNS resolving.
Support for TSIG.
Various utility modules.