ISCConf is a library for parsing ISC configuration files, such as dhcp.conf or named.conf. It was written, because the existing libraries couldn't handle some of the constructs that can be commonly encountered in such files in practice. I took a pragmatic approach, and added things that are not strictly in the specification, such as unquoted MAC or IP addresses. The goal was to have something that can parse our own dhcp.conf file.


There is only one function, parse, that takes a single argument, the string to be parsed, and returns a data structure consisting of nested lists and dictionaries, representing the parsed data.


import iscconf

with open("dhcpd.conf", "r") as f:
    data = iscconf.parse(