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#!/usr/bin/env python
# Python Network Programming Cookbook, Second Edition -- Chapter - 1
# This program is optimized for Python 2.7.12 and Python 3.5.2.
# It may run on any other version with/without modifications.
import socket
import sys
import argparse
host = 'localhost'
data_payload = 2048
backlog = 5
def echo_server(port):
""" A simple echo server """
# Create a TCP socket
sock = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
# Enable reuse address/port
sock.setsockopt(socket.SOL_SOCKET, socket.SO_REUSEADDR, 1)
# Bind the socket to the port
server_address = (host, port)
print ("Starting up echo server on %s port %s" % server_address)
# Listen to clients, backlog argument specifies the max no. of queued connections
while True:
print ("Waiting to receive message from client")
client, address = sock.accept()
data = client.recv(data_payload)
if data:
print ("Data: %s" %data)
print ("sent %s bytes back to %s" % (data, address))
# end connection
if __name__ == '__main__':
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='Socket Server Example')
parser.add_argument('--port', action="store", dest="port", type=int, required=True)
given_args = parser.parse_args()
port = given_args.port
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