SOAPpy port reuse

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Sun Nov 18 14:43:40 CET 2007

Maurice LING schrieb:
> Hi,
> I have a problem:
> 1. Assuming that my application is a SOAP server that uses SOAPpy,
> 2. I am given port 35021 for use.
> What I normally do (simply) is:
> functionlist = [<some exposed functions>]
> import SOAPpy
> server = SOAPpy.SOAPServer((<some host>, 35021))
> for func in functionlist: server.registerFunction(func)
> server.serve_forever()
> My question is: How can I shutdown this server and reuse port 35021 when 
> my functionlist changes?
> Currently, after killing the python process which runs this SOAP server, 
> the port (35021 in this case) cannot be re-used, as though it is still 
> phantom-ly bounded to some process (which should have been killed).

It shouldn't be that way. Either you still have some process lying 
around hogging the port. Or the OS needs a while to re-enable the port 
for allocation. That happened to me quite a few times.

Shutting down gracefully might speed up things I guess.


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