[Twisted-Python] dataReveived() buffer best practice?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Oct 7 07:47:46 EDT 2011

On 10/06/2011 10:06 PM, exarkun at twistedmatrix.com wrote:

>> I also ran a tcpdump to confirm � The opposite server is obviously
>> pushing
>> content to the socket in arbitrary frequencies, ending up in my
>> dataReceived() method to get called arbitrarily as well.
> This is not so obvious. Any hop along the route may fragment the data.

It is quite unusual (though not unheard of) for something to re-segment 
the TCP stream. IP level fragmentation might occur, but it's relatively 
uncommon in todays IP networks, and is anyway irrelevant to TCP - the 
TCP stack will only see a reassembled IP packet.

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