#7739 dnszone shows wrong value for admin email
Opened 2 years ago by cheimes. Modified a year ago


A SOA RNAME has the @ replaced by a .. Since the user part of an email address can contain dots, a dot is escaped as \.. The output of dnszone commands strips any backslash escape from the admin email addresses.

Steps to Reproduce

  1. ipa dnszone-mod --admin-email admin.1@ipa.test. ipa.test.

Actual behavior

  Zone name: ipa.test.
  Active zone: TRUE
  Authoritative nameserver: master.ipa.test.
  Administrator e-mail address: admin.1.ipa.test

Expected behavior

Administrator e-mail address: admin\.1.ipa.test



Additional info:

The SOA required for the zone is correct:

ipa.test. 86400 IN SOA master.ipa.test. admin\.1.ipa.test. 1540217518 3600 900 1209600 3600

The bug is in the DNSName class:

>>> import ipapython.dnsutil
>>> str(ipapython.dnsutil.DNSName(r'admin\.1.example.org'))

Metadata Update from @abbra:
- Issue set to the milestone: FreeIPA 4.7.2 (was: 0.0 NEEDS_TRIAGE)

2 years ago

To clarify, I don't think it's a bug in dnspython. Either it's a problem in FreeIPA's custom DNSName class or a wrong usage of FreeIPA's DNSName class:

>>> import ipapython.dnsutil
>>> ipapython.dnsutil.DNSName(r'admin\.1.example.org.')
<DNS name admin.1.example.org.>
>>> import dns.name
>>> dns.name.from_text(r'admin\.1.example.org.')
<DNS name admin\.1.example.org.>

@cheimes: the difference in your mentioned is due to reimplementation of str method in dnsutil.DNSName. Original Name uses to_text and DNSName uses to_unicode.

>>> import ipapython.dnsutil
>>> ipapython.dnsutil.DNSName(r'admin\.1.example.org.').to_text()
>>> ipapython.dnsutil.DNSName(r'admin\.1.example.org.').to_unicode()
>>> str(ipapython.dnsutil.DNSName(r'admin\.1.example.org.'))

>>> import dns.name
>>> dns.name.from_text(r'admin\.1.example.org.').to_text()
>>> dns.name.from_text(r'admin\.1.example.org.').to_unicode()
>>> str(dns.name.from_text(r'admin\.1.example.org.'))

to_text() makes explicit _escapify of labels and to_unicode() was doing it impilicitly via _idna_decode but after refacrtoring in https://github.com/rthalley/dnspython/commit/b6d6dba31ff06ccb714cc2a11b73933a4124efb7#diff-c613cb5670c65b9a12619bf4dc5d8438R495 labels are not escaped -- I think it is a bug.

ipa dns-show uses str method to display name.

But I discovered that we are hitting [possibly] another bug, at least in another place: In https://github.com/freeipa/freeipa/blob/87474cc1a3a2782088a78f56c9267109f1fd5b8c/ipalib/rpc.py#L1242 we receive response with not escaped SOA name:

"idnssoarname": [{"__dns_name__": "admin.1.ipa.test."}]

The upstream fix is too large to integrate it into IPA. I filed a downstream bug for the python-dns package in Fedora, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1674610

Metadata Update from @cheimes:
- Custom field external_tracker adjusted to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1674610

2 years ago

python-dns-1.16.0-1.fc30 has been pushed to the Fedora 30 testing repository.

The problem will be automatically fixed by new versions of python3-dns:

The updates are currently in testing and will land in stable in the next couple of days. There are no additional changes in IPA required.

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