[Twisted-Python] Scaling problem

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Tue Nov 4 16:26:14 EST 2003

On Nov 4, 2003, at 3:20 PM, Glyph Lefkowitz wrote:

> Uwe C. Schroeder wrote:
>> Is there a way to have twisted do something like apache or postgres 
>> and split the incoming connection to several processes ? It's not a 
>> web application, I'm solely using pb.
> This is possible, although not as easy as I'd like it to be.  In 
> principle, on most UNIX-based OSes, it's possible to listen() and 
> accept() in one process, pass the returned file descriptor to a 
> subprocess and do communication there.  I'd like to make this 
> automatic at some point, but won't have the time to do it for at least 
> another few months.

This is also useful for using privileged sockets (ports < 1024).  For 
example, on OS X in a GUI environment one can start a subprocess with 
root privileges w/ the Authorization framework, open the privileged 
socket, and pass it back to the parent process that does not have root 


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