network servers

Patrick Useldinger p at
Wed Mar 3 22:14:02 CET 2004

On 2 Mar 2004 02:50:32 -0800, sridharinfinity at (Sridhar R)

>We're planning to write a server for handling atleast 1000 and atmost
>4000 clients.  The connection is basically (TCP)
>connect-send-disconnect type.  So no client will open up its
>connection forever, except for the small time duration of sending the
>message.  This is something like online programming contest, where
>clients will submit their programs for evaluation and server will
>return the results (after sometime). I though of writing the server
>part in C and use Python for client.
>Is it possible to use python for that high performance serving?  Note:
>There is only one physical machine.

Look at Twisted (


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