[Tutor] Network Tutorials
dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu
Mon Aug 22 04:01:36 CEST 2005
On Sun, 21 Aug 2005, John Walton wrote:
> Hello, everyone. I just began school, and they already assigned us
> science fair. Since I'm in 8th grade, I get to do demonstrations for
> our projects.
> I'm probably going to demonstrate Python's networking capabilities by
> writing a simple instant messenger program. I only have a few problems:
> 1. I know squat about Python network Programming
> 2. I know nothing about networks
> So if any of you know of a good Python Networking Tutorial or a
> website with lots of information on networks and networking, please
> reply. Thanks!
Cool! Yeah, you might be interested in the Twisted Python network
It's one of the more popular libraries for doing Python network
programming. The Twisted folks have some tutorials:
and the framework itself should help you get up to speed without having to
worry so much about low-level socket details.
(In fact, a rudimentary chat server shouldn't be too much different from
the "echo" server they show in the Twisted tutorials.)
If you want to get into the really low-level details about network socket
programming, though, there are guides to help with that too. Beej's Guide
to Network Programming looks interesting as a way to get the general idea
of the theory of sockets:
and Gordan McMillan's Socket HOWTO talks about the practice of socket
programming in Python:
There's definitely a lot more material on the web; a Google search on
"socket programming Python" should come up with a lot of tutorial too.
I hope this helps you get started. Good luck!
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