4.4 Overview of a Connection Handler


A connection handler handles the connection, starting almost immediately from the point the TCP connection to the server was made.

Unlike HTTP handlers, connection handlers receive a connection object as an argument.

Connection handlers can be used to implement protocols. Here is an example of a simple echo server:

Apache configuration:

  PythonConnectionHandler echo

Contents of echo.py file:

from mod_python import apache

def connectionhandler(conn):

    while 1:

    return apache.OK

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