devDNS

The DNS over devRant service

2019-07-01 22:13:00 +0000


Over the past year and a half, I have been hacking my way around the undocumented devRant auth/write API. At the request of devRant’s creators, this API must not be documented due to the way logins work on the platform. That is besides the point. I have been working on a little project called devDNS over the past few days that uses this undocumented API. Why must I be so bad at writing intros?

What is devDNS

devDNS is a devRant bot written in python. It will serve any valid DNS query from any user on the platform. A query is just a comment in one of the following forms:

@devDNS example.com

or

@devDNS MX example.com

Of course, MX and example.com are to be replaced with the domain and entry of your choosing.

devDNS was inspired by @1111Resolver, and the source is available on GitHub.

How it works

The Python script behind devDNS is very simple. devDNS does the following every 10 seconds:

Thats it! Super simple, and only two days from concept to reality.

Where is this hosted?

This program is hosted on a raspberry pi laying in my room running docker. I also have Portainer set up so I can easily monitor the bot from my phone over my VPN.