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I'm sort of new to both Python and socket programming so I appologize ahead of time if this is a dumb question. I have found that the following code works on windows but on linux I get an exception.

import socket
s = socket.socket( socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGR AM )
s.connect( ( '<broadcast>', 1617 ) )

The exception I get is:

socket.error: (13, 'permission denied')
I have tried this on three Linux machines. All firewall software is disabled.
Thanks for you time and patience.


Jul 19 '05 #1
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On 2005-06-29, <ro****@cox.net > <ro****@cox.net > wrote:
I'm sort of new to both Python and socket programming so I
appologize ahead of time if this is a dumb question. I have
found that the following code works on windows but on linux I
get an exception.

import socket
s = socket.socket( socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_DGR AM )
s.connect( ( '<broadcast>', 1617 ) )

The exception I get is:

socket.error: (13, 'permission denied')

Sending broadcast packets is a dangerous thing and not
something a normal user should be able to do. In a real OS,
it's a restricted operation and you need special privledges.

Under Linux, you need to be root to send a broadcase packet.

Grant Edwards grante Yow! How's the wife? Is
at she at home enjoying
visi.com capitalism?
Jul 19 '05 #2
Grant Edwards wrote:
Under Linux, you need to be root to send a broadcase packet.

I don't think this is true.

Jul 19 '05 #3

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