A python library to obtain lists of hosts from various systems
Python module to generate lists of hosts from various sources that is extensible via plugins.
hostlists has 2 components:
- hostlists - This module handles hostlist expansion
- hostlists_plugins - This module contains plugins that allow hostlists to get lists of hosts from various backend systems.
- dnspython (BSD License) This python module is used for the dns plugins to perform host expansion based on dns.
The hostlists module provides a python module to do host expansion within python programs. It also provides a command line utility to allow usage from the command line.
Creating Hostlists backend plugins
Command Line Examples
Expand a list of hosts from round robin dns using the dns plugin
$ hostlists dns:www.google.com pb-in-f99.1e100.net, pb-in-f[103-106].1e100.net, pb-in-f147.1e100.net
Multiple hosts, ranges and plugins can be passed for a single hostlists
$ hostlists dns:www.google.com, poodle[10-20,23].dog.com pb-in-f99.1e100.net, pb-in-f[103-106].1e100.net, pb-in-f147.1e100.net, poodle[10-20].dog.com, poodle23.dog.com