KeyboardInterrupt catch does not shut down the socketserver

Igor Katson descentspb at
Fri May 15 09:04:43 CEST 2009

I have problems in getting a SocketServer to shutdown. Why does this not 
actually stop the application?

from SocketServer import UnixStreamServer, BaseRequestHandler

server = UnixStreamServer('/tmp/ss.sock', BaseRequestHandler)
except KeyboardInterrupt:

After that the server does not respond any more, but the application hangs.

What's the proper way to shutdown the socketserver and what is my mistake?

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