# CIS4930 Homework 3 solution

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## 1 fibonacci.py (40 points)

Create a module named fibonacci.py, which defines the Fibonacci class. An instance of the Fibonacci class is instantiated with a single integer argument which determines the number of Fibonacci sequence numbers that should be stored in the list attribute nums.

The Fibonacci sequence includes the numbers 0 and 1. Every subsequent term in the sequence is defined as the sum of the two previous terms. For example, the first ten terms of the Fibonacci sequence are: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34 The Fibonacci class must define a get_nums() method which returns the nums attribute, a list of Fibonacci numbers.

The Fibonacci class must also be defined such that it can be used in the context of a for-loop, as shown below, as well as with the print statement.

Your output should match mine exactly. >>> from fibonacci import Fibonacci >>> f = Fibonacci(10) >>> print f The first 10 Fibonacci numbers are [0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34] >>> f.get_nums() [0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34] >>> for item in Fibonacci(8): … print item, … 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 Now, in the same module but not within the Fibonacci class, define the generator fibonacci_gen() which accepts a single optional integer argument which determines the number of Fibonacci sequence numbers that should be generated.

If the argument is not supplied, the generator should produce Fibonacci numbers indefinitely. Your generator should exhibit the following behavior, for example: >>> from fibonacci import fibonacci_gen >>> for i in fibonacci_gen(12): … print i, … 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 Note that a crucial feature of generators is that they can perform lazy evaluation – only generating items in a sequence as they are needed instead of all upfront beforehand.

You will receive 0 points for this part if your fibonacci_gen generator simply creates a static list of Fibonacci numbers and returns items from that list. It must generate the elements on the fly as they are needed.

## 2 browser.py (60 points)

The HTTP, or Hypertext Transfer protocol, is the application protocol used for communication on the World Wide Web. HTTP uses a client-server model, where HTTP requests may be sent by a client and HTTP responses may be sent back from the server.

A request or response has the following format: – An initial line, – Zero or more header lines, – A blank line – An optional message body (e.g. a file, or query data, or query output). Put another way, the format of an HTTP message is: Header1: value1 Header2: value2 Header3: value3

An initial line for a request has three parts, separated by spaces: a method name (always uppercase), the local path of the requested resource, and the version of HTTP being used (always uppercase). A typical request line is: GET /path/to/file/index.html HTTP/1.0 The methods we will support for our requests include the following: – GET: most common HTTP method; it says “give me this resource”.

The Host header should specify the server host name. – HEAD: asks the server to return the response headers only, and not the actual resource (i.e. no message body). The initial line for a response, called the status line, also has three parts separated by spaces: the HTTP version (always uppercase), a response status code that gives the result of the request, and an English reason phrase describing the status code.

Typical status lines are: HTTP/1.0 200 OK or HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found A complete list of status codes can be found here. Following the initial line in the response, there is a set of headers, followed by a blank line, followed by the content requested.

For example, if we wanted to request the contents of the course webpage, the GET request would look like this: GET /~carnahan/cis4930/ HTTP/1.1 Host: www.cs.fsu.edu Keep in mind that there is a blank line under the header list.

The response we get back looks something like this: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:33:51 GMT Server: Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS) Last-Modified: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:53:16 GMT ETag: “af0167-2816-53526b2105f00” Accept-Ranges: bytes Content-Length: 10262 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html…

The body of the message continues on to give us the entire contents of www.cs.fsu.edu/~carnahan/cis4930/index.html. For a more detailed description, check out this website (which contains way more information than you’ll need for this assignment): https://www.jmarshall.com/easy/http/ The Python standard library includes a handy module for creating http requests, but we will not be using it for this exercise – because we know how to make it ourselves!

Your task is to create some of the basic functionality of the httplib module from scratch using raw sockets. Your module must define two classes: – HTTPConnection(host[, port]) – A class representing a connection with an HTTP server. – Must be instantiated with a hostname, and optionally a port number, which defaults to 80. – HTTPResponse(sock) – an instance of this class represents a response returned from an HTTP server. – The sock argument is the socket from which a response should be read and parsed.

Start by creating the definitions of your classes and their initialization methods. Once you’ve done that, add support for the following methods to the HTTPConnection class: – HTTPConnection.connect() Connect to the server specified when the object was created. – HTTPConnection.request(method, url [, headers]) This will send a request to the server using the HTTP request method specified and the selector url.

The headers argument should be a mapping of extra HTTP headers to send with the request. The HTTP version used for all requests should be HTTP/1.1. – HTTPConnection.getresponse() Should be called after a request is sent to get the response from the server. Returns an HTTPResponse instance. – HTTP.Connection.close() Closes the connection to the server.