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Constantinos A. KotsokalisMay 26, 1999 3:25 pm 
greg andrukMay 26, 1999 8:17 pm 
Stephen J. TurnerMay 27, 1999 7:21 am 
Subject:setsockopt, SO_REUSEADDR question
From:Stephen J. Turner (
Date:May 27, 1999 7:21:59 am

Constantinos A. Kotsokalis wrote:

Hello people, pardon me if this has been answered before, couldn't find any trails. I have the following code:

addr = '', 5050 srv = SocketServer.ThreadingTCPServer(addr, handle_con) srv.socket.setsockopt(SOL_SOCKET, SO_REUSEADDR, 1) srv.serve_forever()

Everything is working as expected, except for the fact that the setsockopt does not do what i'd like it to. I understand it's highly possible I've passed wrong arguments but could not find any help on the right ones. What I want it to do is to be able to start a server on port 5050, even if another server was just shut down and there's still a closing listen socket there. Since it does not work, I have to wait about 30 sec between each run of my program. Any advice, please?

Thank you, Costas

The problem is that the SO_REUSEADDR socket option must be set before the address is bound to the socket. This can be done by subclassing ThreadingTCPServer and overriding the server_bind method as follows:

import SocketServer, socket class MyThreadingTCPServer(SocketServer.ThreadingTCPServer): def server_bind(self): self.socket.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_REUSEADDR, 1) self.socket.bind(self.server_address)

Regards, Stephen