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Learning Python Networking - Second Edition

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  • Execute Python modules on networking tools
  • Automate tasks regarding the analysis and extraction of information from a network
  • Get to grips with asynchronous programming modules available in Python
  • Get to grips with IP address manipulation modules using Python programming
  • Understand the main frameworks available in Python that are focused on web application
  • Manipulate IP addresses and perform CIDR calculations

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 walk through of today's major networking protocols, through 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 will utilize Python for emailing using different protocols, and you'll interact with remote systems and IP and DNS networking. You will cover the connection of networking devices and configuration using Python 3.7, along with cloud-based network management tasks using Python.

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 clientside applications, including web API clients, email clients, SSH, and FTP. These applications will also be implemented through existing web application frameworks.

  • Deal with remote network servers using SSH, FTP, SNMP and LDAP protocols.
  • Design multi threaded and event-driven architectures for asynchronous servers programming.
  • Leverage your Python programming skills to build powerful network applications
Page Count 490
Course Length 14 hours 42 minutes
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2019


Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker

Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker is a software architect based in London, UK, where he has been shaping various Linux and open source software solutions, mainly on cloud computing platforms, for commercial companies, educational institutions, and multinational consultancies. Over the past 10 years, he has been leading a number of Python software development and cloud infrastructure automation projects. In 2009, he started using Python, where he was responsible for shepherding a fleet of miniature E-puck robots at the University of South Wales, Newport, UK. Later, he honed his Python skills, and he was invited to work on the Google Summer of Code (2009/2010) programs for contributing to the BlueZ and Tahoe-LAFS open source projects. He is the author of Python Network Programming Cookbook and Learning Python Network Programming both by Packt Publishing.

He received his Ph.D. in multi-robot systems from the University of South Wales. He is currently working at University College London. He takes an active interest in cloud computing, software security, intelligent systems, and child-centric education. He lives in East London with his wife, Shahinur, and daughter, Ayesha.

Sam Washington

Sam Washington currently works at University College London as a member of its Learning and Teaching Applications team, developing and supporting the University's Moodle virtual learning environment, its wikis and blogs, and its online media services. Prior to this, he was a system administrator for UCL's several museums. He has working experience of managing the demands of varied web applications, and deploying and supporting Windows, Linux, and TCP/IP networks. He has been using Python for professional and personal projects for over 7 years.

José Manuel Ortega

José Manuel Ortega is a Software Engineer and he focuses on new technologies, open source, security and testing. His career target from the beginning has been to specialize in Python and security testing projects. In recent years he has developed interest in security development, especially in pentesting with python. Currently he is working as a security tester engineer and his functions in the project are analysis and testing the security of applications both web and mobile environments. He has taught at university level and collaborated with the official school of computer engineers. He has also been a speaker at various conferences.He is very enthusiastic to learn about new technologies and he loves to share his knowledge with community.