3HTTP CLIENTS AND REMOTE INTERACTION WITH TOOLS

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In Chapter 2, you learned how to harness the power of TCP with various techniques for creating usable clients and servers. This is the first in a series of chapters that explores a variety of protocols on higher layers of the OSI model. Because of its prevalence on networks, its affiliation with relaxed egress controls, and its general flexibility, let’s begin with HTTP.

This chapter focuses on the client side. It will first introduce you to the basics of building and customizing HTTP requests and receiving their responses. Then you’ll learn how to parse structured response data so the client can ...

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