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Hands-On Enterprise Automation with Python

By : Bassem Aly
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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)

Building a Network Scanner Using Python

In this chapter, we will build a network scanner that can identify the live hosts on the network and we will also expand it to include guessing the running operating system on each host and opened/closed ports. Usually, gathering this information requires multiple tools and some Linux ninja skills to get the required information but, using Python, we can build our own network scanner code that includes any tools and we can get a customized output.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Understanding the network scanner
  • Building a network scanner with Python
  • Sharing your code on GitHub