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Win32 Perl Programming: The Standard Extensions, Second Edition by Dave Roth

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Summary: Perl and Win32 Networks

With all the hype surrounding networking on the Win32 platform, it is easy to forget that quite a bit of management needs to be handled. Win32 Perl is there for just such purposes.

The basic necessities to manage a network of computers are available using the common Win32 extensions. From RAS server management to network resource sharing, all these things are possible.

It is possible to use non-Perl utilities to accomplish these same tasks. As someone explained to me via email, however, you cannot guarantee that each computer on which you run your Perl script will have each and every one of the utilities you need. Likewise, it is difficult to depend on the utilities because occasionally a utility will change ...

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