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pycares 0.6.2

Python interface for c-ares

Latest Version: 1.0.0

pycares is a Python module which provides an interface to c-ares. c-ares is a C library that performs DNS requests and name resolutions asynchronously.




Mac OSX:

(XCode needs to be installed)
export ARCHFLAGS="-arch x86_64"

Microsoft Windows (with Visual Studio 2008):


Microsoft Windows (with MinGW, not recommended):

(MinGW and MSYS need to be installed)
./build_inplace --compiler=mingw32

Running the test suite

There are several ways of running the test ruite:

  • Run the test with the current Python interpreter:

    From the toplevel directory, run: nosetests -v -w tests/

  • Use Tox to run the test suite in several virtualenvs with several interpreters

    From the toplevel directory, run: tox -e py26,py27,py32 this will run the test suite on Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2 (you’ll need to have them installed beforehand)


Saúl Ibarra Corretgé <>


Unless stated otherwise on-file pycares uses the MIT license, check LICENSE file.

Python versions

Python >= 2.6 is supported. Yes, that includes Python 3 :-)


If you’d like to contribute, fork the project, make a patch and send a pull request. Have a look at the surrounding code and please, make yours look alike :-)

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