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Core Python Applications Programming, Third Edition by Wesley J. Chun

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Chapter 3. Internet Client Programming

You can’t take something off the Internet, that’s like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool. Once it’s in there, it’s in there.

—Joe Garrelli, March 1996(verbally via “Joe Rogan,” a character fromNewsRadio [television program]),

In this chapter...

What Are Internet Clients?

Transferring Files

Network News

E-Mail

Related Modules

In Chapter 2, “Network Programming,” we took a look at low-level networking communication protocols using sockets. This type of networking is at the heart of most of the client/server protocols that exist on the Internet today. These protocols include those for transferring files (FTP, etc.), reading Usenet newsgroups (Network News Transfer Protocol), sending e-mail ...

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