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

Note

This lookup plugin is part of the community.general collection (version 5.0.2).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

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

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

Description

_list

list / elements=string

values returned by the DNS TXT record.

Returned: success

Authors

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

Hint

Configuration entries for each entry type have a low to high priority order. For example, a variable that is lower in the list will override a variable that is higher up.