Choosing Source Address to Bind Socket to in IMAP Client

brintoul at controlledthinking.com brintoul at controlledthinking.com
Tue Nov 20 23:00:42 CET 2012


On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 1:48:46 PM UTC-8, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 8:14 AM,  <brintoul at controlledthinking.com> wrote:
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> > Hello:
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> > I have a multihomed machine that I would like to run the Python imaplib's IMAP4 client on.  I would like to be able to specify which interface the underlying socket will bind to as its source address.  How could I best do this?
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> You're referring to this function?
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> http://docs.python.org/3.3/library/imaplib.html#imaplib.IMAP4
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> The docs suggest that you can simply pass it a parameter to specify
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> the address to bind to. (Note that you bind to addresses, not
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> interfaces. Figuring out which interface has which address is a
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> separate issue.)
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> ChrisA

Unless I'm reading that wrong, that's specifying the address/host to connect to (the destination address) not the source address...


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