Chapter 10.  Basic Network Background

Albatross! Albatross! Albatross!

This chapter exposes basic and advanced network concepts, and invites you to learn a little more about them by using Python routines.

Networking

Networking…This is the word behind all new technology that arrives in the market these days.

It doesn't matter if you are transferring a file via FTP or browsing your favorite Web site, the network infrastructure is right behind you. To support all these functionalities, Python has a number of complex protocol implementations available over the top of a low-level access to the Internet. This low-level access is totally based on the concept of sockets.

High-level implementations make light work of many types of network interaction that ...

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