Forge Home


Host Interface Facts


10,152 latest version

4.0 quality score

We run a couple of automated
scans to help you access a
module's quality. Each module is
given a score based on how well
the author has formatted their
code and documentation and
modules are also checked for
malware using VirusTotal.

Please note, the information below
is for guidance only and neither of
these methods should be considered
an endorsement by Puppet.

Version information

  • 2.1.0 (latest)
  • 2.0.2
  • 2.0.0
  • 0.0.1
released Oct 23rd 2014

Start using this module

  • r10k or Code Manager
  • Bolt
  • Manual installation
  • Direct download

Add this module to your Puppetfile:

mod 'panaman-hostint', '2.1.0'
Learn more about managing modules with a Puppetfile

Add this module to your Bolt project:

bolt module add panaman-hostint
Learn more about using this module with an existing project

Manually install this module globally with Puppet module tool:

puppet module install panaman-hostint --version 2.1.0

Direct download is not typically how you would use a Puppet module to manage your infrastructure, but you may want to download the module in order to inspect the code.



panaman/hostint — version 2.1.0 Oct 23rd 2014

Host Interface Facts

This module provides custom facts based on your machines interfaces.

##Description Custom Fact for the host interface on a machine. It finds the interface based on the gateway of netstat -rn. Works on FreeBSD, OSX, RedHat, Centos, Scientific, Ubuntu and probably others. I have found it extremely helpful building NSM servers and configure iptables. You can specify the variable <%= @hostint %> in your puppet templates.

Supports Interface, DNS, Duplex, Gateway, ipv4 address, ipv4 cidr, ipv4 max hosts, and Speed.

<%= @hostint %>           Host Interface - (Supports Kernel: FreeBSD, Darwin, Linux)
<%= @hostint_dns %>       Primary DNS Server (Supports Kernel: FreeBSD, Darwin, Linux) 
<%= @hostint_duplex %>    Full (Supports Kernel: Linux)
<%= @hostint_gw %> (Supports Kernel: FreeBSD, Darwin, Linux)
<%= @hostint_ipv4 %> (Supports Kernel: FreeBSD, Darwin, Linux)
<%= @hostint_ipv4_cidr %>  (CIDR Notation: Should work on all *Nix)
<%= @hostint_ipv4_max %>  256 (Maximum number of hosts: Should work on all *Nix)
<%= @hostint_speed %>     1000Mb/s (Supports Kernel: Linux)

##Todo Need to add Windows facts