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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
Book Image

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By: Bassem Aly

Overview of this book

Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python starts by covering the set up of a Python environment to perform automation tasks, as well as the modules, libraries, and tools you will be using. We’ll explore examples of network automation tasks using simple Python programs and Ansible. Next, we will walk you through automating administration tasks with Python Fabric, where you will learn to perform server configuration and administration, along with system administration tasks such as user management, database management, and process management. As you progress through this book, you’ll automate several testing services with Python scripts and perform automation tasks on virtual machines and cloud infrastructure with Python. In the concluding chapters, you will cover Python-based offensive security tools and learn how to automate your security tasks. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the skills of automating several system administration tasks with Python.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Using the Scapy Framework

Scapy is powerful Python tool used to build and craft the packets then send them on the wire. You can build any type of network stream and send it on the wire. It can help you to test your network using different packet streams and manipulate the response returned from the source.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understanding the Scapy framework
  • Installing Scapy
  • Generating packets and network streams using Scapy
  • Capturing and replaying packets