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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Network Programming with Perl

Graham Barr

Track: Perl Conference 5
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 1:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Coronado A

Intended Audience:
Novice to intermediate Perl programmers who understand the basics of input and output, loops, regular expression matches, and the array and hash data types. A working familiarity with Perl5's object-oriented syntax is also recommended. You should understand the basics of networking, including the concepts of IP addresses, DNS names, and servers.

This tutorial will show you how to write robust client/server applications in Perl. We will begin with simple TCP-based clients that you can use to talk such standard services as FTP, Web, Mail and Net News. We will then turn to writing client/server applications from scratch, using as our examples applications that range from toys (a TCP-based psychotherapist server) to full-scale applications (an Internet chat system based on multicasting).

Topics covered include:

  • Perl's low-level socket interface.
  • The high-level IO::Socket, IO::Select and IO::Poll modules.
  • Forward and reverse name resolution.
  • The Net::FTP, Net::Telnet, Net::SMTP, LWP and MIME modules
  • Choosing between TCP and UDP services.
  • Choosing the right server architecture:
    • fork-and-select
    • multiplexed
    • multithreaded
    • preforked
  • Advanced networking topics
    • broadcasting
    • multicasting
    • non-blocking I/O
After completing this tutorial, participants will understand how to build sophisticated client/server applications without leaving the power and convenience of the Perl programming language.

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