[mod_python] Best way to persist a DB or LDAP connection

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 21:05:12 EDT 2009

2009/8/13 Jon Rascal <jonrascal at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> I'm using mod python in the fixuphandler phase before the content (generic)
> handler takes charge and wondering what's the best way to open a persistent
> connection to the database or LDAP  server?

How you open it is up to the Python module you are going to use to
connect to them. As to retaining the connection, you would want to
store it in a Python module which is NOT subject to reloading by
mod_python. Thus, should be outside of document directories and not be
in the handler code file. Thus, in a module that only appears on
Python sys.path. Read:


The latter to read about mod_python import_module() function and
'import' overlay. You do not want to store it in a code file managed
by this mod_python module importer.


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