in reply to PAUSE before i upload...

I'm assuming that you already posted to the modules list (http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/modules/) in order to get your CPAN ID.

You might want to ask there about your module, if you've not done so already.

You could also try a post on comp.lang.perl.moderated to get people's opinions. Or on comp.lang.perl.modules (is that the right name?)

It may help to know some of your other plans for the module--you say you want it to do more than just parse zonefiles. So what else would you like it to do?

For example: what does your module do (or what do you want it to do) that the current DNS::ZoneFile doesn't? And would there be any way to merge the functionality of your module with that one, or are they completely different?

Just some things to think about.

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($code or die - 2) Re: PAUSE before i upload...
by $code or die (Deacon) on Mar 06, 2001 at 00:31 UTC
    Yep, I got my CPAN id this morning - very quick - only took 5 hours! I've logged in to PAUSE and changed my password etc. I'm reading all the docs at the moment, and reading some of the past requests in the mailing list - I just read yours for Net::SSH in fact!

    I mentioned my module in my registration request but didn't request registration of namespace. I wanted to ask around first.

    DNS::ZoneFile appears (I couldn't get it to work) to parse the Zone File but doesn't make it easy to query particular things. My module lets you say (in perl speak): tell me what all the nameservers and parameters are for this record, let me change that IP address, add an RR and regenerate the zonefile. I plan to add:
    • Some more documentation ;)
    • Recursive parsing - if I get my head round it
    • Easy DNS import\export
    • Global updates


    There are so many things I could do - I suppose it depends on whether anyone's interested in it. The architecture of the two modules is very different - I don't know which is better - maybe I should post code here before submitting to CPAN?

    $code or die
    $ perldoc perldoc