Can python sockets be used to capture IP traffic when the traffic is originating from a non-python source?
Using a Lantronix UDS-1100 serial to IP converter. The goal is to write a small proof of concept piece in Python to capture serial data output by this device over IP.
I've done a couple test projects using sockets in python, but they were all done between python processes (python > python): listen() on one end, and connect(), sendall() etc on the other.
I think I can use sockets for this project, but before I invest a bunch of time into it, wanted to make sure it is a viable solution.
Can python sockets be used to capture IP traffic when the traffic is originating from a non-python source? I have full control over the IP and port that the device sends the serial data to, but there will be no python connect() initiated by the client. I can pre-pend then serial data with some connect() string if needed.
If sockets won't work, please recommend another solution...guessing it will be REST or similar.