socket object, connection refused ...
maximo at meteorstudios.com
Mon Nov 17 22:12:43 CET 2003
that's it !!!
The docs really are misleading, especially if you've done this sort of thing in other languages and localhost is used as a reference to 'self'... without reference to any NIC.
thanks soooo much!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Diez B. Roggisch [mailto:deets_noospaam at web.de]
> Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 3:52 PM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: socket object, connection refused ...
> > using 'localhost' or '127.0.0.1' always works, using my
> actual machine's
> > ip or its hostname does not!!
> I had the exact problem last week - I think there should be
> an update to the
> docs, as these say:
> <quote from socket example>
> # Echo server program
> import socket
> HOST = '' # Symbolic name meaning the local host
> </quote from socket example>
> Unfortunately, this is not right - what happens wheny you
> bind localhost or
> 127.0.0.1, the socket _only_ listens on your local loop back
> device. When
> binging to '', this means "bind to all IPs of this machine" -
> and thats
> exactly what you are looking for.
> So try to either explictely bind to your IP, or '' - that will help.
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