[New-bugs-announce] [issue11281] smtplib: add ability to bind to specific source IP address/port

Paulo Scardine report at bugs.python.org
Tue Feb 22 05:10:55 CET 2011


New submission from Paulo Scardine <paulo at scardine.com.br>:

In smtplib there is now way to bind to an specific source address on a machine with multiple interfaces; also, there no way to control the source port for the connection.

Since 2.7, socket.create_connection accepts a source_address parameter, a (host, port) tuple for the socket to bind to as its source address before connecting. If host or port are '' or 0 respectively the OS default behavior will be used.

I would like to add source_ip and source_port parameters to smtplib.SMTP, default to '' and 0 respectively.

It is a small change with no impact over existing code. Should I submit a patch?

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components: Library (Lib)
messages: 129035
nosy: paulos
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: smtplib: add ability to bind to specific source IP address/port
versions: Python 2.7

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