[Twisted-Python] Network newbie
Jason J. W. Williams
jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com
Wed Apr 7 17:46:30 EDT 2010
Sounds like a peer-to-peer model and you need to use an SSL factory
for your protocols. The rest...authentication etc is really something
for you to put together.
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Brian Duffy <brduffy at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Jason,
> Okay, lets say that two users are using this hypothetical application. Each
> user has some files on his/her system that were installed locally (as part
> of the installation or from disk or whatever). Lets assume that both users
> have the same files for the sake of this discussion. The application stores
> some unique identifiers for each of these files. From a high level point of
> view I would like the users to be able to send a list of identifiers to
> another user of the system over the internet to indicate which documents to
> view and in what order. There may also be some additional textual data
> involved to represent segues between the files to be viewed.
> Being new to network programming I am not sure what the simplest way is to
> accomplish the task. The nature of the data being communicated is not
> confidential but I would like to be reasonably sure that the data is being
> generated and sent from the application and user in question.
> How will users identify themselves to others for communication. I would like
> a user to be able to tell another user what his "address" is and have that
> user be able to enter that address into the application and use it whenever
> he wishes to send that particular user a sequence of id's and text to be
> parsed by the application.
> I suppose the application will be acting as both server and client. Any
> Thanks again
> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Jason J. W. Williams
> <jasonjwwilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think you need to define your application functionality a little
>> more. You could be describing anything from a web app that implements
>> a pasteboard, to a web service shuffling JSON objects around or
>> anything in between.
>> On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 2:36 PM, Brian Duffy <brduffy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I have been wondering how I could develop a python application which
>> > would
>> > make it easy for users of this application to share small amounts of
>> > textual
>> > information over the Internet.
>> > The information is not confidential but I would like to ensure that it
>> > is
>> > coming from and generated by the application in question using ssl. I
>> > want
>> > it to be easy for users of the application to identify and communicate
>> > with
>> > other users of the application.
>> > What type of network am I talking about here? I have plenty of
>> > programming
>> > experience, but not much network programming experience. Any advice
>> > would be
>> > appreciated.
>> > thanks
>> > Brian Duffy
>> > --
>> > Duff
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