Linux Journal: Network Programming with Perl

“Using Perl to make network tasks easy–here’s how”.
Article by James Lee.

“Perl makes network programming easy by providing built-in
functions that can be used to create low-level client/server
programs from scratch. Also, many modules are freely available that
make programming common networking tasks simple and quick. These
tasks include pinging remote machines, TELNET and FTP sessions.
This article presents examples of each of these types of network