Hello Sisters and Brothers,
I received my PAUSE userid today, and wish to get some advice from the community before I submit my first module to CPAN...
Here's some background to my module:
DNS zone files are irregular. They can vary from DNS to DNS and many servers will not complain if they come across a ZoneFile that doesn't strictly conform to the RFCs. In my company, we would like a reliable way of querying\modifying\backing up DNS data. XML seems perfect for this, but it's not in the RFC :(
So I wrote an object-oriented module that lets you parse and manipulate DNS ZoneFiles easily - with XML::Simple
you can easily create an XML document to allow for querying, etc.
It is still in development, but I have tested it on Microsoft DNS and BIND, and I have had good results. It parses SOA, NS, A, CNAME, MX & TXT Resource Records. It will also let you recreate a zonefile reflecting changes you may have made to the object or having created a new object from some kind of code or XML.
My question is what should I do now - It's working code, and would benefit from testing by the Perl community. However, there is also DNS::ZoneFile
- also a work in progress, and I do not want to clash the namespace. I suppose that I should have contacted the author first, but I didn't because I needed something relatively quickly that worked. I plan to develop the module to do more than just parse Zone Files so do I refrain from publishing my module or choose another name - if so does anyone have any ideas\questions\advice?
I'm new to PAUSE
and welcome any advice monks have to offer... Thanks!
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