getpeername() on stdin?

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Fri Nov 1 02:12:31 CET 2013

On Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:16:23 -0400, Roy Smith wrote:

> I want to do getpeername() on stdin.  I know I can do this by wrapping a
> socket object around stdin, with
> s = socket.fromfd(sys.stdin.fileno(), family, type)
> but that requires that I know what the family and type are.   What I want
> to do is discover the family and type by looking at what getpeername()
> and/or getsockname() return.  Can this be done with the standard library?

I think that you'd need to use ctypes to access the underlying
getpeername() function from libc.

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