[Twisted-Python] Twisted protocol as Django data source

Greg Taylor gtaylor at clemson.edu
Wed May 27 15:12:38 EDT 2009

You might want to look into Orbited, there are a number of Django examples
out there:


On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 2:39 PM, Dan <charnedn at muohio.edu> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I have an application written in Twisted which multiplexes data from a
> variety of pieces of specialized hardware, and I'd like to make the
> live stream of this information viewable through a webpage.
> Unfortunately, on our server, port 80 is already taken by an Apache +
> mod_python + Django stack with which we host a number of webpages.
> Ideally, I'd like to be able to write a quick Django app in which just
> import my Twisted protocol, connect to my network, and start streaming
> data. However, much googling has lead me to believe that this is
> unlikely to actually work. (Particularly,
> http://twistedmatrix.com/pipermail/twisted-web/2007-March/003311.html
> , which says that Twisted is simply not mod_python-friendly.)
> The options I've thought of include using Twisted's builtin web server
> a nonstandard port, mod_proxy, or writing a Django app which just
> polls a database repeatedly and altering my Twisted app so it
> repeatedly does an UPDATE. All of these solutions feel hacky to me, so
> I'd like to ask you, the list, how you'd go about doing this.
> Thanks,
> Dan
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Greg Taylor
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