Dynamic actions

LetsDNS functionality can be extended with the help of dynamically loaded action classes. This allows users to execute actions which are not part of the official package, e.g. to update domain name servers with some proprietary mechanism, accessing databases, and so forth.

Dynamic action classes need to be derived from the letsdns.action.Action abstract base class, and be available via Python’s sys.path or PYTHONPATH.

As an example, consider the following file/directory structure:

# Activate your project's Python virtualenv
cd ~/projects/custom-actions
source .venv/bin/activate

# Link to your local copy of the LetsDNS source code
pip install --editable /path/to/letsdns

# Structure of ~/projects/custom-actions
# .
# └── sample
#     ├── __init__.py
#     └── action.py

Assume further that the Python file action.py contains the following:

from letsdns.action import Action
from letsdns.configuration import Config

class MyCustomAction(Action):
    """Do nothing, but return zero to indicate success."""
    def execute(self, conf: Config, *args, **kwargs) -> int:
        return 0

You can reference this dynamic action using

action = dynamic:sample.action.MyCustomAction

in your configuration files.