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…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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