Install Lookyloo

Requires Python 3.8 or higher (3.10 prefered), expects Ubuntu 22.04 or more recent.

Install Lookyloo Dependencies

Install Poetry

Poetry is tool to handle dependency installation as well as building and packaging of Python packages.

curl -sSL | python3 -

More details in the the installation guide.

Install Redis

Redis: An open source (BSD licensed), in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker.

Redis should be installed from the source, and the repository must be in the same directory as the one you will be cloning Lookyloo in to.
Since Lookyloo 1.15, redis 7.0 is required.

In order to compile and test redis, you will need a few packages:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt install build-essential tcl
git clone
cd redis
git checkout 7.2
# Optionally, you can run the tests:
make test
cd ..

Install Lookyloo


  • Poetry is installed.

  • Redis is installed from the source. The repository must be in the same directory as the one you will be cloning Lookyloo in to.

  • Python3 development package

sudo apt install python3-dev


  1. Clone the Lookyloo repository.

    git clone
  2. Change directory

    cd lookyloo
  3. Run the commands:

    poetry install
    echo LOOKYLOO_HOME="'`pwd`'" > .env
  4. Install the dependencies for playwright (requires sudo), and the browsers:

poetry shell
playwright install-deps
playwright install


  1. Initialize the user configuration

    cp config/generic.json.sample config/generic.json
    cp config/modules.json.sample config/modules.json
  2. Edit the config files accordingly to your needs: see the _notes key in the JSON file. You can also look at the integration page for more information regarding the modules, and the configuration page for the generic configuration options.

  3. Make sure the configuration files are valid, and pull the 3rd party dependencies for the website

    poetry run update --yes

Run the app

poetry run start

Open the website

Unless you changed the default in config/generic.json, the web interface will be reachable at

Install uwhoisd (Optional)

In order to use the Universal Whois you have to install uwhoisd from Lookyloo repository and the whois package:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install whois
git clone
cd uwhoisd
poetry install
echo UWHOISD_HOME="'`pwd`'" > .env
poetry run start

Configure services (Optional)

Then configure the service file
nano etc/systemd/system/uwhoisd.service.sample
sudo cp etc/systemd/system/uwhoisd.service.sample /etc/systemd/system/uwhoisd.service
cd ..
sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl start uwhoisd
sudo systemctl status uwhoisd

If everything is ok, activate the service for reboot

sudo systemctl enable uwhoisd