The XL-Toolkit consists of four tools: XL-Whois, XL-Tools,
XL-Parser and XL-FileTools. Each tool can be installed and
used independently of each other. So why a toolkit? The main reason is the sharing of databases:
When you use XL-Whois for your whois requests, it stores Network whois data into a
database. This database is required by some functions in XL-Tools and
XL-Parser to resolve ISP from IP addresses. The path to the database must be set in the
settings of the tools.
XL-Tools and XL-Parser both use a database to store
datetime formats for parsing purposes. This database can be shared, so if you add, modify or delete a
format from one tool, the change will apply to the other tool. The path to the database must be set in the settings
of the tools.
XL-Parser and XL-FileTools can use File
filters to limit an action on specific files. A set of filters can be exported and imported from one tool to
In XL-Tools, there is a custom function called Resolve TLD that
can be downloaded from XL-Tools additional content. This database is required
by XL-Parser for some features.
XL-Whois, XL-Tools and XL-Parser use some databases that need to be downloaded and updated frequently. If you
shared those databases, an update from one tool will apply to all others. These database are: OUI (MAC
Address), GeoIP (IP address) and IIN (credit card numbers) used by
XL-Tools and XL-Parser; and the TLD (Public
Suffix List) used by XL-Whois and XL-Parser.
To share these databases, set the same path in the settings of the tools.
Except for XL-FileTools, all other tools provide automatic configuration when
they are used for the first time. To leverage this and avoid problems, you should follow instructions below and install
the tools in the same order (see the video at the bottom of this page):