IP Math anyone?
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Tue Feb 27 14:35:32 EST 2001
"Jay O'Connor" <joconnor at cybermesa.com> wrote in message
news:3A9BEC42.5F9888 at cybermesa.com...
> Remco Gerlich wrote:
> > Erno Kuusela <erno-news at erno.iki.fi> wrote in comp.lang.python:
> > > In article <slrn99mnvn.ia7.scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl>,
> > > scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl (Remco Gerlich) writes:
> > >
> > > | .0.255 and .1.0 are not IP addresses you could give to a machine.
> > > | I've never seen existing code for this, seems to need some custom
> > >
> > > | (I don't know if .255 and .0 are the only exceptions, probably not).
> > >
> > > why do you think .0 or .255 are not usable addresses?
> > I was confused about netmasks. I didn't expect the Spanish Inquisition!
> No one expects the Spanish Inquisition
> (How many other identical posts will there be ?)
The real question is, why hasn't anyone written a bot to automate this?
def inquisitionBot(host, port=119, user=None, password=None,
if not starttime:
starttime = time.localtime(time.time() - 60*60*24)
s = nntplib.NNTP(host, port, user, password)
resp, articles = s.newnews("comp.lang.python", \
time.strftime("%y%m%d", starttime), \
for articleID in articles:
resp, status, cmd, body = s.body(articleID)
if [line for line in body if \
line[:1]<>'>' and \
line.lower().count("i didn't expect the spanish inquisition")]:
# if I continue this someone might actually use it... :)
You're smart; why haven't you learned Python yet?
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