Automating networking infrastructure is gaining momentum and folks are asking really great questions. One was: How can we automate Junos/NETCONF for devices that sit behind a firewall or "junp-host"? NETCONF uses an SSH subchannel (like scp) to exchange Remote Procedure Calls (RPC). They wanted to see both the server-side ssh config and some Python sample code. Check it out!
What many people in the network world need is a workflow sherpa - someone to carry the automation load as they ascend the automation Everest so they can get a peak of the valley on the other side. Talking about the millionth step before having taken the first is premature and not extremely helpful.