community.general.dnstxt – query a domain(s)’s DNS txt fields

Note

This plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 3.6.0).

To install it use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.general.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.general.dnstxt.

Synopsis

  • Uses a python library to return the DNS TXT record for a domain.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the local controller node that executes this lookup.

  • dns/dns.resolver (python library)

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Configuration Comments
_terms
list / elements=string / required
domain or list of domains to query TXT records from

Examples

- name: show txt entry
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{lookup('community.general.dnstxt', ['test.example.com'])}}"

- name: iterate over txt entries
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{item}}"
  with_community.general.dnstxt:
    - 'test.example.com'
    - 'other.example.com'
    - 'last.example.com'

- name: iterate of a comma delimited DNS TXT entry
  ansible.builtin.debug:
    msg: "{{item}}"
  with_community.general.dnstxt: "{{lookup('community.general.dnstxt', ['test.example.com']).split(',')}}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this lookup:

Key Returned Description
_list
list / elements=string
success
values returned by the DNS TXT record.



Authors

  • Jan-Piet Mens (@jpmens) <jpmens(at)gmail.com>