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Chapter 12. Networking with Sockets > Prebuilt Client Modules

12.6. Prebuilt Client Modules

Applications such as mail clients, FTP, web browsers, telnet, and Usenet news-readers are built to use TCP/IP and sockets. Several libraries available on CPAN give you the client-side libraries to roll your own FTP or mail reader, for example, without having to worry about the application protocol. (Note that there are no libraries to write your own servers to handle these protocols.) In this section, we will take a brief look at a couple of interesting client modules packaged under the Net hierarchy and available as libnet from CPAN. These packages were also written by Graham Barr.

12.6.1. Net::FTP

This module implements the client side of the File Transfer Protocol and is used like this:


  

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