socket send help

Bryan Olson fakeaddress at nowhere.org
Sun Jan 4 00:44:34 CET 2009


Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> greywine at gmail.com escribió:
[...]
>> A simple server:
>>
>> from socket import *
>> myHost = ''
> 
> Try with myHost = '127.0.0.1' instead - a firewall might be blocking 
> your server.

Just a nit: I'd say the reason to use '127.0.0.1' instead of the empty 
string is that a firewall might *not* be blocking your server.

The Python sockets module interprets the empty string as INADDR_ANY, 
which means to bind to all available adapters including the loopback, 
A.K.A localhost, A.K.A '127.0.0.1'.


-- 
--Bryan



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