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A python library to obtain lists of hosts from various systems

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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

$ hostlists

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