On 9 December 2012 15:23, Itamar Turner-Trauring firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On 12/09/2012 08:14 AM, Adi Roiban wrote:
Many thanks for you explanation.
Checking the documentation I can read that reactor.listenTCP returns an IListeningPort  Checking IListeningPort I can read that it has no stopReading() , startReading() methods 
Can you please advise how and when to use startReading vs startListening ?
A port object is also typically a IReadWriteFileDescriptor or whatever the interface is, though perhaps not on IOCP, or some other hypothetical future reactor. startListening() does the opposite of stopListening(), it's completely different than stop/startReading - the former pair are permanent 'open or close the socket', vs. the latter 'unregister socket from event loop temporarily'.
In any case, as I said, doing stopReading() on a TCP port is not particularly useful, much better to handle it in factory and protocol level.
Many thanks! That answered my question.