XL-Toolkit Documentation

Introduction

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:

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  • 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 the other.
  • 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.
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Install instructions

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 on the bottom of this page):

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XL-Whois
  1. Download the tool
  2. Install it using default options
  3. Start the tool and use autoconfig with default options: See documentation.
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XL-Tools
  1. Download the tool
  2. Install it using default options
  3. Start the tool and use autoconfig with default options: See documentation.
  4. Download custom functions:
  5. To install custom functions:
    1. Uncompress Zip archives
    2. In XL-Tools, go to Utils
    3. Choose Custom functions
    4. Click on Add
    5. Select the path to the .db of each archive
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XL-Parser
  1. Download the tool
  2. Install it using default options
  3. Start the tool and use autoconfig with default options: See documentation.
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XL-FileTools
  1. Download the tool
  2. Install it using default options
  3. Start the tool and use autoconfig with default options: See documentation.

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At the end of the process, you should review settings for each tool. You can change some settings like timezone or language. If you have problems, you can Contact Author or use the Forum.

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