PyNSoT - The Network Source of Truth Client

PyNSoT is the official client library and command-line utility for the Network Source of Truth (NSoT) network source-of-truth and IPAM database. For more information on the core project, please follow the link above.

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Installation

Assuming you’ve got Python 2.7 and pip, all you have to do is:

$ pip install pynsot

We realize that this might not work for you. More detailed install instructions are Coming Soon™.

Quick Start

How do you use it? Here are some basic examples to get you started.

Important

These examples assume you’ve already installed and configured pynsot. For a detailed walkthrough, please visit Configuration and then head over to the Command-Line docs.

Create a Site

Sites are namespaces for all other objects. Before you can do anything you’ll need a Site:

$ nsot sites add --name 'My Site'

These examples also assume the use of a default_site so that you don’t have to provide the -s/--sit-id argument on every query. If this is your only site, just add default_site = 1 to your pynsotrc file.

If you’re throughoughly lost already, check out the Example Configuration.

CLI Example

Here’s an example of a few basic CLI lookups after adding several networks:

# Add a handful of networks
$ nsot networks add -c 192.168.0.0/16 -a owner=jathan
$ nsot networks add -c 192.168.0.0/24
$ nsot networks add -c 192.168.0.0/25
$ nsot networks add -c 192.168.0.1/32
$ nsot networks add -c 172.16.0.0/12
$ nsot networks add -c 10.0.0.0/24
$ nsot networks add -c 10.1.0.0/24

# And start looking them up!
$ nsot networks list
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ID   Network       Prefix   Is IP?   IP Ver.   Parent ID   Attributes   |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 1    192.168.0.0   16       False    4         None        owner=jathan |
| 2    10.0.0.0      16       False    4         None        owner=jathan |
| 3    172.16.0.0    12       False    4         None                     |
| 4    10.0.0.0      24       False    4         2                        |
| 5    10.1.0.0      24       False    4         2                        |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

$ nsot networks list --include-ips
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ID   Network       Prefix   Is IP?   IP Ver.   Parent ID   Attributes   |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 1    192.168.0.0   16       False    4         None        owner=jathan |
| 2    10.0.0.0      16       False    4         None        owner=jathan |
| 3    172.16.0.0    12       False    4         None                     |
| 4    10.0.0.0      24       False    4         2                        |
| 5    10.1.0.0      24       False    4         2                        |
| 6    192.168.0.1   32       True     4         1                        |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

$ nsot networks list --include-ips --no-include-networks
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ID   Network       Prefix   Is IP?   IP Ver.   Parent ID   Attributes |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 6    192.168.0.1   32       True     4         1                      |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

$ nsot networks list --cidr 192.168.0.0/16 subnets
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ID   Network       Prefix   Is IP?   IP Ver.   Parent ID   Attributes |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 6    192.168.0.0   24       False    4         1                      |
| 7    192.168.0.0   25       False    4         6                      |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

$ nsot networks list -c 192.168.0.0/24 supernets
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| ID   Network       Prefix   Is IP?   IP Ver.   Parent ID   Attributes   |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| 1    192.168.0.0   16       False    4         None        owner=jathan |
|                                                            cluster=     |
|                                                            foo=baz      |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------------+

API Example

And for the Python API? Run some Python!

If you want a more detailed walkthrough, check out the Python API guide.

from pynsot.client import get_api_client

# get_api_client() is a magical function that returns the proper client
# according to your ``pynsotrc`` configuration
c = get_api_client()
nets = c.sites(1).networks.get()
subnets = c.sites(1).networks('192.168.0.0/16').subnets.get()
supernets = c.sites(1).networks('192.168.0.0/24').supernets.get()

API Reference

If you are looking for information on a specific function, class, or method, go forward.