Category: Programming

Subcommands with Argument Parsing in Python

An example how subcommands can be used with argparse module: Sample output: markku@btest:~/temp$ python3 argtest.py usage: argtest.py [-h] [-c CONFIG_FILE] {update-device,add-vlan} … positional arguments: {update-device,add-vlan} update-device update device data add-vlan add a VLAN optional arguments: -h, –help show this help message and exit -c CONFIG_FILE, –config-file CONFIG_FILE specify the configuration file to read (default: argtest.cfg) […]

Webhook Listener for NetBox

Note: There is an improved version in the next post. Following my earlier post about implementing a REST API, here is a simple listener for NetBox webhooks: webhook-listener.py: With the other configurations described in the earlier post (and after configured NetBox to send the webhook POST requests to http://my.server.local/webhook/), these are the outputs: webhook-listener.log: Automatically […]

My First REST API with Python and Flask-RESTPlus

With few or no explanations, on Debian 10: The actual API app, in ~/resttest/resttest.py: ~/resttest/wsgi.py: /etc/systemd/system/resttest.service: /etc/nginx/sites-available/resttest: Final setup steps: Testing results: Also note that the Swagger UI is automatically accessible in http://my.server.name/: Some future considerations: TLS encryption (= reconfiguring NGINX) Authentication for the API Disabling/customizing the Swagger UI Links: Flask Flask-RESTPlus NGINX The post […]