[Twisted-Python] web site error

Bruce Mitchener bruce at cubik.org
Wed Oct 30 18:47:53 EST 2002

Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002 17:10:11 +0100, Christopher Armstrong <radix at twistedmatrix.com> wrote:
>>Fixed, for now. Glyph mentioned this bug last night, and now we see
>>the results of it ... The web server is leaking sockets. Anyone have a
> Well, it's not really leaking them.  As far as I can tell, the other end of the
> socket isn't closing the connection, so Twisted just keeps it open 'cause
> there's no timeout.  If there were a timeout, that would mean that proxying
> certain things through HTTP might break.  What I'm wondering is why _other_
> webservers don't suffer from this problem.  Do they have a timeout?  Is there
> something else happening in Twisted that I'm missing?  This is certainly a very
> frustrating bug to test for.  (After all, it's possible that this is some
> impossibly obscure errno that we're not accounting for, too...)

For whatever little it is worth, I've had troubles like this in the past 
with our own homebrew webserver in our games at work.

There are some buggy web caches and other things out there that keep 
connections open.  We had implemented a connection timeout to work 
around the problem.

  - Bruce

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