Lookyloo is a web interface allowing to scrape a website and then displays a tree of domains calling each other.
What is that name?!
1. People who just come to look. 2. People who go out of their way to look at people or something often causing crowds and more disruption. 3. People who enjoy staring at watching other peoples misfortune. Oftentimes car onlookers to car accidents. Same as Looky Lou; often spelled as Looky-loo (hyphen) or lookylou In L.A. usually the lookyloo's cause more accidents by not paying full attention to what is ahead of them.
Source: Urban Dictionary
This code is very heavily inspired by webplugin and adapted to use flask as backend.
The two core dependencies of this project are the following:
- ETE Toolkit: A Python framework for the analysis and visualization of trees.
- Splash: Lightweight, scriptable browser as a service with an HTTP API
IMPORTANT: Use pipenv
NOTE: Yes, it requires python3.6+. No, it will never support anything older.
Installation of Splash
You need a running splash instance, preferably on docker
sudo apt install docker.io sudo docker pull scrapinghub/splash sudo docker run -p 8050:8050 -p 5023:5023 scrapinghub/splash --disable-ui --disable-lua # On a server with a decent abount of RAM, you may want to run it this way: # sudo docker run -p 8050:8050 -p 5023:5023 scrapinghub/splash --disable-ui -s 100 --disable-lua -m 50000
git clone https://github.com/antirez/redis.git cd redis git checkout 5.0 make cd ..
Installation of Lookyloo
git clone https://github.com/CIRCL/lookyloo.git cd lookyloo pipenv install echo LOOKYLOO_HOME="'`pwd`'" > .env
Run the app
pipenv run start.py
Run the app in production
With a reverse proxy (Nginx)
pip install uwsgi
You have to configure the two following files:
And copy them to the appropriate directories and run the following command:
sudo ln -s /etc/nginx/sites-available/lookyloo /etc/nginx/sites-enabled
If needed, remove the default site
sudo rm /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
Make sure everything is working:
sudo systemctl start lookyloo sudo systemctl enable lookyloo sudo nginx -t # If it is cool: sudo service nginx restart
And you can open
Now, you should configure TLS (let's encrypt and so on)
Run the app with Docker
The repository includes a Dockerfile for building a containerized instance of the app.
Lookyloo stores the scraped data in /lookyloo/scraped. If you want to persist the scraped data between runs it is sufficient to define a volume for this directory.
Running a complete setup with Docker Compose
Additionally you can start a complete setup, including the necessary Docker instance of splashy, by using Docker Compose and the included service definition in docker-compose.yml by running
After building and startup is complete lookyloo should be available at http://localhost:5000/
If you want to persist the data between different runs uncomment the "volumes" definition in the last two lines of docker-compose.yml and define a data storage directory in your Docker host system there.