[Twisted-Python] How to make twisted server run as an deamon

Bill Bumgarner bbum at mac.com
Wed Aug 31 22:55:48 EDT 2005

On Aug 31, 2005, at 7:05 PM, EddyXu wrote:
> I need to write an deamon, by using the twisted. But it seems that it
> could not use standard thread module to make it works. Any one can  
> give
> me some advice?

You will most likely want to use twistd and write a .tac file that  
starts up your server.  Twistd will take care of daemonizing and is  
really quite nice.

--- foo.tac ---
from twisted.application import service, internet
import Foo # your server

application = service.Application("foo")
applicationService = service.IServiceCollection(application)

server =  internet.TCPServer(Foo.serverPort(), Foo.serverFactory())
--- end foo.tac ---

Except that it doesn't allow command line arguments to be passed  
in.   Bummer.  Easy to fix, though, I really ought to write up a  
recipe for doing so.


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