Construct a client endpoint from a description string.

Client description strings are much like server description strings, although they take all of their arguments as keywords, aside from host and port.

You can create a TCP client endpoint with the 'host' and 'port' arguments, like so:

   clientFromString(reactor, "")

or, without specifying host and port keywords:

   clientFromString(reactor, "")

Or you can specify only one or the other, as in the following 2 examples:

   clientFromString(reactor, "")
   clientFromString(reactor, "")

or an SSL client endpoint with those arguments, plus the arguments used by the server SSL, for a client certificate:

   clientFromString(reactor, ""

to specify your certificate trust roots, you can identify a directory with PEM files in it with the caCertsDir argument:

   clientFromString(reactor, ""

Both TCP and SSL client endpoint description strings can include a 'bindAddress' keyword argument, whose value should be a local IPv4 address. This fixes the client socket to that IP address:

   clientFromString(reactor, ""

NB: Fixed client ports are not currently supported in TCP or SSL client endpoints. The client socket will always use an ephemeral port assigned by the operating system

You can create a UNIX client endpoint with the 'path' argument and optional 'lockfile' and 'timeout' arguments:

       reactor, b"unix:path=/var/foo/bar:lockfile=1:timeout=9")

or, with the path as a positional argument with or without optional arguments as in the following 2 examples:

   clientFromString(reactor, "unix:/var/foo/bar")
   clientFromString(reactor, "unix:/var/foo/bar:lockfile=1:timeout=9")

This function is also extensible; new endpoint types may be registered as IStreamClientEndpointStringParserWithReactor plugins. See that interface for more information.

ParametersreactorThe client endpoint will be constructed with this reactor.
descriptionThe strports description to parse. (type: str)
ReturnsA new endpoint which can be used to connect with the parameters given by description. (type: IStreamClientEndpoint)
Present Since10.2
API Documentation for Twisted, generated by pydoctor at 2016-10-29 16:19:29.