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A python library to obtain lists of hosts from various systems

Project description

hostlists
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Python module to generate lists of hosts from various sources that is extensible
via plugins.


Components
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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.


Dependencies
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* dnspython (BSD License)
This python module is used for the dns plugins to perform host expansion
based on dns.


Usage
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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
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TBD


Command Line Examples
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## Expand a list of hosts from round robin dns using the hosts plugin

.. code-block:: bash
$ hostlists dns:www.google.com
pb-in-f99.1e100.net, pb-in-f[103-106].1e100.net, pb-in-f147.1e100.net

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