Mastering Python Networking

By Eric Chou , Ben Straub
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Network programming can be a challenging task. However, with full-featured and well-documented libraries, Python makes it an enjoyable experience.This book is an extensive resource that will help you learn everything about employing Python for network programming. You’ll begin with a detailed revision of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite and the Python language. Once you’ve brushed up on the basics, you’ll understand how to use Python libraries to automate network tasks and employ the Ansible framework to achieve your network goals. Next, the book will guide you in using Python for DevOps by employing open source tools to test, secure, and analyze your network. You’ll then build on your knowledge by understanding how to retrieve network information using a polling mechanism and flow-based monitoring. You will also learn how to build customized network web services. In the last module, you’ll use Python for SDN and compare the performance of tools such as OpenFlow, OpenDaylight, and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). In the concluding chapters, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to construct a migration plan to advance from a legacy to a scalable SDN-based network. By the end of this book, you’ll have developed the skills you need to confidently design high-performance network server apps using Python.

Publication date:
July 2019
3 hours 19 minutes


Course Overview


Lesson Overview


An Overview of the Internet


The OSI Model


Client-Server Model


Network Protocol Suites


Python Language Overview



About the Authors
  • Eric Chou

    Eric Chou is a seasoned technologist with over 20 years of experience. He has worked on some of the largest networks in the industry while working at Amazon, Azure, and other Fortune 500 companies. Eric is passionate about network automation, Python, DevOps, and helping companies build better security postures. In addition to being the author of Mastering Python Networking (Packt), he is the author or co-author of other top-selling books and highly-rated online classes. Eric is the primary inventor or co-inventor for three U.S. patents in IP telephony and networking. He shares his deep interest in technology through his books, classes, blog, and contributes to some of the popular Python open source projects.

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  • Ben Straub

    Ben Straub has been building software for 15 years ranging from Device drivers, desktop applications, Git to microservices. He specializes in C/C++, C#/.NET, Python, Ruby, Javascript.

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