[Twisted-Python] Twisted P2P

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Fri Apr 22 13:36:19 EDT 2005

On Apr 22, 2005, at 5:06 AM, Andrew Bennetts wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 22, 2005 at 10:46:05AM +0200, van Aswegen, Marinus (ZA -  
> Johannesburg) wrote:
>>    I need some advice before I start hacking about with socket,
>>    SocketServer and twisted.  I'm planning to write a LAN P2P program  
>> to
>>    make it easy to share files on the LAN.  I'm planning to make it  
>> cross
>>    platform win / unix. Each P2P client will advertise using UDP  
>> multicast
>>    that they are out there. If a client wants to send a file or files  
>> it
>>    will connect TCP to the client and request auth. Upon auth it will  
>> tx
>>    the files using TCP.  I would like the each P2P client to be able  
>> to
>>    handle multiple connections (send + rec).
>>    Suggestions, pointers, help appreciated.
> Sounds well suited to Twisted.
> Feel free to ask specific questions if you get stuck on something.  The
> tutorial and the writing servers and writing clients howtos should  
> answer
> most of your questions, though:
> http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/core/documentation/howto/tutorial/
> http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/core/documentation/howto/ 
> servers.html
> http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/core/documentation/howto/ 
> clients.html
> You might also find some of the examples to be interesting:
> http://twistedmatrix.com/projects/core/documentation/examples/ 
> index.xhtml

I don't think there are any examples, anywhere, of the multicast  
support.  I think there is some (unfinished?) mDNS code in Itamar's  
sandbox, but that's complicated enough that it really doesn't serve as  
a good example.

Other than that, I think the rest should be pretty straightforward.


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