Untwisting Python Network Programming (47 tags)
Python is a powerful and usable language for network programming; its standard library includes several modules for multiple Internet protocols. There's also the powerful Twisted framework. How do you get started? When do you use the standard library and when do you go Twisted? Kendrew Lau demonstrates usable applications with both approaches to help you decide.
Wireless Mesh Networking (36 tags)
Tomas Krag and Sebastian Büettrich take a look at some of the principles of wireless mesh networking, and they provide a simple test scenario for running a mesh routing protocol on a Linux-based computer. Tomas will discuss wireless networks as a low-cost, decentralized alternative for the developing world at the upcoming Emerging Technology Conference.
Inside Samba: Windows Sharing for the Mac (29 tags)
Samba is one of the most successful open source projects around, and has been ported to Linux, various BSDs, and Darwin/Mac OS X. Currently it provides disk and print shares, acts as a WINS server, and performs NT4 primary domain controller duties. Jason Deraleau takes you inside Samba and shows you how to configure it on your Jaguar Macintosh.
Demystifying LDAP (11 tags)
Is LDAP a database or a protocol? Is it understandable and deployable without reading a thousand pages of explanation and documentation? Brian Jones untangles some of the myths and legends about LDAP to explain what it is, why it's useful, and how to put it to productive use.
Visualizing Network Traffic with Netflow and FlowScan (10 tags)
SNMP and MTRG can tell you what your network is doing, but they don't always give you the details you need. Netflow does--but sometimes a pretty graph says more than thousands of lines of log output. Fortunately, Michael W. Lucas shows how to use FlowScan and CUFlow with Netflow to see the traffic on your network.