Socket Programming Question

Ng Pheng Siong ngps at madcap.
Fri Apr 7 17:55:51 CEST 2000

According to Ray Van Dolson <rayvd at>:
> I'm trying to write a simple chat server w/ Python sockets that supports 
> multiple connections and am having a little trouble... 

Try using SocketServer.ThreadingTCPServer.

Here's an excerpt of the docu:

    The SocketServer module simplifies the task of writing network 

    There are four basic server classes: ...

    These four classes process requests synchronously; each request 
    must be completed before the next request can be started. This 
    isn't suitable if each request takes a long time to complete, 
    because it requires a lot of computation, or because it returns 
    a lot of data which the client is slow to process.

    The solution is to create a separate process or thread to handle 
    each request; the ForkingMixIn and ThreadingMixIn mix-in classes 
    can be used to support asynchronous behaviour.

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