confusion and problems with first socket script

Andrew Bennetts andrew-pythonlist at
Thu Feb 19 08:51:38 CET 2004

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 11:06:11PM -0800, Hameed Khan wrote:
> as you can see two connections have been made at one
> after another. and i have specify 1 in listen()
> argument then why two clients can connect to it. i am

Actually, the argument to listen only specifies the number of *queued*
connections, i.e. how many connections can be waiting for a call to accept.

If you want to restrict the number of connections, you need to do this
yourself by accepting then immediately closing any unwanted connections.
(Some protocols specify a way for the server to send a simple "Too many
connections, try later" message before doing this)


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