Thursday, April 20, 2017

The twilio python module and cloud communications platform .

Let's build apps that communicate with everyone in the world. Voice & Video, Messaging, and Authentication APIs for every application.
First, let's try to install it under Windows 10 operating system:
C:\>cd Python27
C:\Python27>cd Scripts
C:\Python27\Scripts>pip install twilio
Collecting twilio
  Downloading twilio-5.6.0.tar.gz (194kB)
    100% |################################| 194kB 588kB/s
Collecting httplib2>=0.7 (from twilio)
  Downloading (210kB)
    100% |################################| 215kB 519kB/s
Requirement already satisfied: six in c:\python27\lib\site-packages (from twilio)
Requirement already satisfied: pytz in c:\python27\lib\site-packages (from twilio)
Installing collected packages: httplib2, twilio
  Running install for httplib2 ... done
  Running install for twilio ... done
Successfully installed httplib2-0.9.2 twilio-5.6.0
Try some example:
Python 2.7.12 (v2.7.12:d33e0cf91556, Jun 27 2016, 15:19:22) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import twilio
>>> from twilio import *
>>> dir(twilio)
['TwilioException', 'TwilioRestException', 'TwimlException', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', '__version__', '__version_info__', 'compat', 'exceptions', 'rest', 'sys', 'u', 'version']
>>> dir(
['TwilioIpMessagingClient', 'TwilioLookupsClient', 'TwilioPricingClient', 'TwilioRestClient', 'TwilioTaskRouterClient', 'TwilioTrunkingClient', '__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', '_hush_pyflakes', 'base', 'client', 'exceptions', 'ip_messaging', 'lookups', 'pricing', 'resources', 'set_twilio_proxy', 'task_router', 'trunking']
Under Fedora 25 you can use this command to install this API:
[root@localhost mythcat]# pip2.7 install twilio
Collecting twilio
  Downloading twilio-5.7.0.tar.gz (168kB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 174kB 1.8MB/s 
Requirement already satisfied: httplib2>=0.7 in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from twilio)
Requirement already satisfied: six in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from twilio)
Requirement already satisfied: pytz in /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages (from twilio)
Installing collected packages: twilio
  Running install for twilio ... done
Successfully installed twilio-5.7.0
Make an account for Twilio here.
Now about phone Twilio numbers, then programmable phone Twilio numbers are a core part of Twilio’s platform, enabling you to receive SMS, MMS, and phone calls.
You can have some problems with SMS sending by country availability.
And one last example:
# /usr/bin/env python
# Download the twilio-python library from
from import Client

# Find these values at
account_sid = "AC61b32be301f49f78f0ab3d69c4d335f6"
auth_token = "c8f37b65755900faa4fe7bbe1f948adb"
client = Client(account_sid, auth_token)

message = client.api.account.messages.create(to="+contry_allow_SMS",
                                             body="Hello python this is a twilio sms test")

Friday, April 14, 2017

Blender 3D - ellipsoid.

This is a simple way to use Blender 3D - version 2.78c with python scripting tool to make one ellipsoid.

The ellipsoid may be parameterized in several ways but I used the sin and cos functions:
x = sin(theta) * sin(phi)
y = cos(theta) * sin(phi)
z = cos(phi)

The steps I follow are:
  • make points of ellipsoid - CoordsPoints
  • define an ellipsoid vectors 
  • create a new mesh 
  • make rings for faces
  • make an ellipsoid
  • The verts_mesh and verts_mesh_face are used to make faces
  • put all into the Blender 3D scene

import bpy
import bmesh
from math import degrees, radians, sin, cos, tan
from mathutils import Vector

class CoordsPoints:
    def xyz(self):
        theta = self.theta
        phi = self.phi
        x = sin(theta) * sin(phi)
        y = cos(theta) * sin(phi)
        z = cos(phi)
        R = self.R
        return R * Vector((x,y,z))

    def __init__(self, R, theta, phi):
        self.R = R
        self.theta = theta
        self.phi = phi = self.point(theta, phi)

    def __repr__(self):
        return "Coords(%.4f, %.4f)" % (degrees(self.theta),
# define the ellipsoid method.
def ellipsoid(a, b, c):
    def ellipsoid(v):
        x = a * (v.x)
        y = b * (v.y)
        z = c * (v.z)
        return Vector((x, y, z))
    return ellipsoid

# make the ellipsoid bmesh
bm =

# TODO come up with a nicer way to do this.
rings = [[CoordsPoints(1, radians(theta), radians(phi)) 
                 for theta in range (0, 360, 2)]
                 for phi in range(0, 180, 2)]

h = ellipsoid(1.0, 1.0, 1.5)

verts_mesh = [ for p in rings[0]]
for ring in range(1, len(rings)):

    verts_mesh_face = [ for p in rings[ring]]

    faces = [
            verts_mesh[i], verts_mesh_face[i],
            verts_mesh_face[i+1], verts_mesh[i+1]
        for i in range(len(verts_mesh) - 1)
    verts_mesh = verts_mesh_face

# create mesh link it to scene 
mesh ="ellipsoid")
obj ="ellipsoid", mesh)
scene = bpy.context.scene = obj = True
obj.location = scene.cursor_location

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The scapy python module - part 001.

Today I will start with scapy python module.
This is a good python module to deal and interact with network packets.
[root@localhost mythcat]# pip install scapy
Collecting scapy
  Downloading scapy-2.3.3.tgz (1.4MB)
    100% |████████████████████████████████| 1.4MB 904kB/s 
Building wheels for collected packages: scapy
  Running bdist_wheel for scapy ... done
  Stored in directory: /root/.cache/pip/wheels/bd/cf/...
Installing collected packages: scapy
Successfully installed scapy-2.3.3
The first test is to test is the echo of Layer 3 ICMP.
Use the superuser shell to run this python script:
from scapy.all import *
dstip=raw_input("enter the ip address \n")
p=sr1(ip/icmp,timeout=5, verbose=0)
        print "Layer 3 is up"
        print "Layer 3 status is down"
The next python script will about arp request:
from scapy.all import *
def arp_display(pkt):
    if pkt[ARP].op == 1: 
        return "Request: " + pkt[ARP].psrc + " is asking about " + pkt[ARP].pdst
    if pkt[ARP].op == 2: 
        return "*Response: " + pkt[ARP].hwsrc + " has address " + pkt[ARP].psrc
print sniff(prn=arp_display, filter="arp", store=0, count=10)
This will read the packages from source and destination and show me what ARP traffic my computer is seeing.

How to parse the OPML file.

For example, the Feedly (stylized as Feedly) is a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices can let you export and import the OPML file.

What is XML?
The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a markup language much like HTML or SGML. This is recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium and available as an open standard.

Today I will show you how to parse the OPML file type with python 2.7 version and XML python module.
This is the source script:
from xml.etree import ElementTree
import sys

file_opml = sys.argv[1]
def extract_rss_urls_from_opml(filename):
    urls = []
    with open(filename, 'rt') as f:
        tree = ElementTree.parse(f)
    for node in tree.findall('.//outline'):
        url = node.attrib.get('xmlUrl')
        if url:
    return urls
urls = extract_rss_urls_from_opml(file_opml)
print urls
The result is a list with all your RSS links.