From Perl to Python

Ethan Furman ethan at
Thu Sep 10 19:50:34 CEST 2009

Raful CIV Mitchell H wrote:
> General newbie type question…open ended.  I have been scripting in Perl 
> for 8 years for net management purposes.  Mostly interacting with SNMP 
> and Cisco MIBS in general.  I would like to re-write these scripts in 
> Python.  Any suggestions in how to get started in Python and , 
> especially, needing an interface to SNMP would be appreciated.
>  Thanks,
> Mitch

Inpatient, eh?  :-)

Dive into Python is an excellent get-you-going book that is also freely 
available (

Another good one is How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, Learning 
with Python (

As for SNMP, I have no direct experience, but a search of google shows 
several candidates, including

Good luck!


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