[Twisted-web] How to use twistd on Windows to run a simple webserver

Keith.Gunderson at act.org Keith.Gunderson at act.org
Tue Nov 22 12:52:17 MST 2005

I've finally found a good reason to delve into twisted at my job.  I've
been keeping up with your progress over the past few years, but now I can't
seem to get the simplest of webapps to run.  (I've read all the docs and
blogs that I can get my eyes on.)

The basics....No IRC during business hours,  Win2000, python2.4, latest
TwistedSumo plus TwistedWeb2 reinstalled for good measure.

I want to run the 'Simple application' described the twisted.web2
introduction.  (pasted below.)

Twistd.py has syslog issues for me.  My 'twistdWithSyslogRemoved.py' does
nothing but release an inaudible chirp.  (As does _twistd.py .)

What additional hints can you give me?  I have delusions of nevow,
mantissa, and glory in my future.  But one step at a time.

Many, many thanks.

(from intro.txt)

  from twisted.web2 import server, http, resource

  class Toplevel(resource.Resource):
    addSlash = True
    def render(self, ctx):
      return http.Response(stream="Hello monkey!")

  site = server.Site(Toplevel())

  # Standard twisted application Boilerplate
  from twisted.application import service, strports
  application = service.Application("demoserver")
  s = strports.service('tcp:8080', http.HTTPFactory(site))

Save this program as ``example1.py``, and then run it via ``twistd -ny
example1.py``. ``twistd`` is the Twisted runner; it knows how to execute
applications by looking for the magic ``application`` variable declared at
top-level. You can also run your server daemonized, via ``twistd -oy
example1.py``. You can then access your server via the url
"http://localhost:8080/". For more deployment options, see the deployment_

Keith Gunderson
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IT Audit and Reporting
ACT, Inc.
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