Utilize Python 3 to get network applications up and running quickly and easily
Network programming has always been a demanding task. With full-featured and well documented libraries all the way up the stack, Python makes network programming the enjoyable experience it should be.
Starting with a walkthrough of today's major networking protocols, with this book you'll learn how to employ Python for network programming, how to request and retrieve web resources, and how to extract data in major formats over the Web. You'll utilize Python for e-mailing using different protocols and you'll interact with remote systems and IP and DNS networking.
As the book progresses, socket programming will be covered, followed by how to design servers and the pros and cons of multithreaded and event-driven architectures. You'll develop practical client-side applications, including web API clients, e-mail clients, SSH, and FTP. These applications will also be implemented through existing web application frameworks.
What You Will Learn
Develop an understanding of network stacks and the power of encapsulation
Design high-performance network server applications
Implement socket-based network applications using asynchronous models
Build client applications for major web APIs, including Amazon S3 and Twitter
Interact with e-mail servers using SMTP, POP3, and IMAP protocols
Deal with remote network servers using SSH, FTP, SNMP, SMB/CIFS, and LDAP protocols
Work with IP addresses including Geo-IP lookups
Download objects from the Web and craft custom HTTP requests with urllib and the Requests library
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