xmlrpc, httplib and SSL

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Sat Mar 27 23:10:07 CET 2004

>    - Connections are accepted over SSL

I don't know how much work it would take to make this happen.

>    - Callbacks to verify incoming connections, certificates and
>      credentials of the connections
>    - Verification of HTTP authentication information

You don't need a callback to do this, just subclass
SimpleXMLRPCRequestHandler, override do_POST, and do authentication before
calling the base implementation.

>    - Connections are kept open/keep-alive (HTTP/1.1)

This is a one line patch. Feel free to submit it.

>    - Use of a bounded thread pool that handles the connections

This is too tied to your implementation requirements. If you want something
like this then you should add a PooledThreadingTCPServer class to
SocketServer.py and then trivially subclass that in SimpleXMLRPCServer.py

class PooledThreadingXMLRPCServer(


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