This chapter examined the Net:: tools for interacting with various types of servers and services on the Internet. First, it covered how to check e-mail using POP3 with Net::POP3 and Mail::Box::POP3. Next, you learned how to send e-mail with Net::SMTP. Then you looked at how to query DNS for information. Finally, you learned how to use Net::Ping together with Time::HiRes to check on servers and services.
The next chapter will look at XML and RSS and their use with Perl.
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