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Simple Way to Compare Lists of IP Addresses in Python

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The “lazy” in me tried to make this vulnerability analysis the other day easier on my poor spreadsheet weary eyes.

Objective: Compare 2 Lists of IP addresses using Python #

Here’s a simple way to compare lists of IP addresses in python You might for example want to compare a baseline inventory list to a routine Nessus scan to ensure all machines are logged in the inventory


The Code #

How to Use #

Create your 2 text files with the IP Addresses in a list #

  • One IP address per line
  • Store files in ‘input’ directory

Edit the file paths to the IP Address List Files #

ips1 = "/Users/your_user/Github/sub_folder/compare-lists/input/file1.txt"

ips2 = "/Users/your_user/Github/sub_folder/compare-lists/input/file2.txt"
Note: The ip addresses used in this repo were created with

Run the code #


Sample Output #

Sample Output