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Route 53 Alias Resource Record Sets for Boto

Posted on 2011-05-25 by Kenneth Falck

I just created my own fork of Boto (the Python API for Amazon AWS):

Mainly I added support for adding and removing Alias Resource Record Sets, which integrate Route 53 to Elastic Load-Balancing. This allow you to use root domains ( without the www prefix) with load balanced services.

The shell command to add an ELB alias is something like:

route53 add_alias xxxx A yyyy

Where xxxx is the Route 53 Zone ID and yyyy is the Zone ID of the load balancer (shown in AWS EC2 Console).