Python: DNS Servers

in a python script how can i get all the ip address of  the DNS servers on the network.

Thank you for your help.
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David FavorLinux/LXD/WordPress/Hosting SavantCommented:
You can just script a command line utility like dig.

And to get all IPs on a network... You must have a starting point, like an IP range.

Then you must determine what constitutes an IP.

By your question, seems like you may be looking for certain services active on certain IPs.

For this you'd use nmap or netcat with the -z option.

Best to describe what you mean by an IP, then someone can assist.

And... highly unlikely you will do this in Python. Rather you'll run some command line tool which does the work for you, so this code will be independent of Python.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
You would need the DNS resolve library: (and possibly more)

Described here

To find the nameservers for a domain you need to ask the NS records.
Or use some AXFR zone transfer fr a known domain.

If you mean to find listeners on port UDP:53.
then you need to do queries to all IP addresses port 53.. Which is a bit more involved. Like enumeratings over all addresses and ask for correct info.
NetRock6Author Commented:
Thank You for your great help.
i saw the link noci has posted this morning. It seems very complicated and I am certainly running out of time.... Therefore, I found another way but i need help to finish it off here it is the link

Thank you again.
nociSoftware EngineerCommented:
It is not more complicated than:
(install the dnspython library, probably available  in the repository of  your Distro:
Otherwise: pip install dnspython

import dns.resolver

myRes = dns.resolver.Resolver()
nsAnsw = myRes.query("","NS")
for rdata in nsAnsw:
  nsRec = rdata.to_text()
  for ip in ip4:
    print "dns{} {}".format(n,ip)
  for ip in ip6:
    print "dns{} {}".format(n,ip)

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This will parse yout complete resolver config (/etc/nsswitch, /etc/resolv.conf...)
it will look ofr the empty name (augmented with the domainname / search strings from resolv.conf)
and then query the NS records (finding all NS (even the ones that are not in resolv.conf) for the named domain.

and then print the ns records bot IPv4 & IPv6.

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NetRock6Author Commented:
Great Thanks noci.
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