I am looking for feedback on my backup finding tool.
What is it and what does it do?
It’s a Python script that utilizes requests and multiprocessing to concurrently scan a remote file to find a backup of it, given URLs.
How does it do it?
On a more detailed level, it takes any amount of URLs and then parses them to break them into pieces: The subdomain and domain is the first piece, then the path, then the file, then the file extension. So www.google.com/var/example.php would be broken up into www.google.com, /var/, example, and .php. From there it creates a process for each URL and uses its dictionary of extensions and name versions to test nearly 2500 possible backups of the given file. e.g., if www.google.com/var/example.php.old exists, it will find it. It then displays the results.
How fast is it?
This is something I am working on, because it takes 8 minutes. Not 8 minutes per URL, just 8 minutes flat because of the multiprocessing.
Where is it?
What Python version is it?
I wrote it 2.7, but tjcater made a port to 3.something.something.
Feel free to ask questions or give comments/suggestions.