win32service win32pipe question

Mark Hammond MarkH at
Tue Dec 11 18:21:42 EST 2001

dsavitsk wrote:

> i followed the example of making a win32service in Mark Hammond's book.
> when i run the client i get the following error.  does anyone know what this
> might be from?

> X:\epsp2\server\bin> hello there service
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "X:\epsp2\server\bin\", line 8, in ?
>     data = win32pipe.CallNamedPipe(pipeName, message, 512, 0)
> pywintypes.api_error: (2, 'CallNamedPipe', 'The system cannot find the file
> spec
> ified.')

CallNamedPipe assumes some other process has opened the pipe and is 
reading from it.  It appears this has not happened - ie, the pipe does 
not exist.


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