Python Network Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Develop TCP/IP networking client/server applications
  • Administer local machines' IPv4/IPv6 network interfaces
  • Write multi-purpose efficient web clients for HTTP and HTTPS protocols
  • Perform remote system administration tasks over Telnet and SSH connections
  • Interact with popular websites via web services such as XML-RPC, SOAP, and REST APIs
  • Monitor and analyze major common network security vulnerabilities
  • Develop Software-Defined Networks with Ryu, OpenDaylight, Floodlight, ONOS, and POX Controllers
  • Emulate simple and complex networks with Mininet and its extensions for network and systems emulations
  • Learn to configure and build network systems and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) in heterogeneous deployment environments
  • Explore various Python modules to program the Internet

Python Network Programming Cookbook - Second Edition highlights the major aspects of network programming in Python, starting from writing simple networking clients to developing and deploying complex Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) systems. It creates the building blocks for many practical web and networking applications that rely on various networking protocols. It presents the power and beauty of Python to solve numerous real-world tasks in the area of network programming, network and system administration, network monitoring, and web-application development.

In this edition, you will also be introduced to network modelling to build your own cloud network. You will learn about the concepts and fundamentals of SDN and then extend your network with Mininet. Next, you’ll find recipes on Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and open and proprietary SDN approaches and frameworks. You will also learn to configure the Linux Foundation networking ecosystem and deploy and automate your networks with Python in the cloud and the Internet scale.

By the end of this book, you will be able to analyze your network security vulnerabilities using advanced network packet capture and analysis techniques.

  • Solve real-world tasks in the area of network programming, system/networking administration, network monitoring, and more
  • Familiarize yourself with the fundamentals and functionalities of SDN
  • Improve your skills to become the next-gen network engineer by learning the various facets of Python programming
Page Count 450
Course Length 13 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781786463999
Date Of Publication 8 Aug 2017


Pradeeban Kathiravelu

Pradeeban Kathiravelu is an open source evangelist. He is a Ph.D. researcher at INESC-ID Lisboa/Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, and Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. He is a Fellow of Erasmus Mundus Joint Degree in Distributed Computing (EMJD-DC), researching a software-defined approach to quality of service and data quality in multi-tenant clouds.

Pradeeban holds a master of science degree, Erasmus Mundus European Master in Distributed Computing (EMDC), from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He also holds a first class bachelor of science in engineering (Hons) degree, majoring in computer science and engineering, from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His research interests include Software-Defined Networking (SDN), distributed systems, cloud computing, web services, big data in biomedical informatics, Network Functions Virtualizations (NFV), and data mining. He is very interested in free and open source software development and has been an active participant in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) program since 2009, as a student and as a mentor.

Pradeeban has published several conference papers and co-authored a few book chapters. He has also worked on OpenDaylight Cookbook and Learning OpenDaylight as a technical reviewer. Python Network Programming Cookbook, Second Edition (2017) is his first book as an author, and he is quite excited about it.

Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker

Dr. M. O. Faruque Sarker is a software architect based in London; he has shaped various Linux and open source software solutions mainly on cloud computing platforms for various institutions. Over the past 10 years, he has led numerous Python software development and cloud infrastructure automation projects. In 2009, he started using Python and shepherded a fleet of miniature E-puck robots at the University of South Wales, Newport, UK. Later, he was invited to work on the Google Summer of Code (2009/2010) programs to contribute to the BlueZ and Tahoe-LAFS open source projects. He is the author of Python Network Programming Cookbook, Packt Publishing and received his PhD in multirobot systems at the University of South Wales.