[Twisted-Python] confusion with general web serving

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Sun Apr 15 07:45:14 EDT 2007

Jonathan Vanasco wrote:
> i'm missing a key piece of connectivity here:
> i'm building a twisted daemon to serve files.  right now it will serve 
> off a local structure, in the future it will do that + handle proxying 
> to s3.
> I stripped out all the app specific code below.  my issue is that i 
> can't figure out how to display a file on the system for a url, short of 
> slurping it
> i thought static.File would have soemthing to do with it, but I can't 
> figure out how to get it into the http.Request.process routine.

You're asking on the wrong list really - you should ask on twisted-web

Your problem is that you're trying to implement the HTTP protocol. Don't 
do that, it's not needed. You need to hook the protocol up to a "site" 
into which you can put components.

This is well documented. See:


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