[Zope3-Users] Issue with xmlrpc call to zope3 xmlrpc view hanging, until original call interupted.

Tim Hoffman timh at zute.net
Fri Oct 17 06:50:53 EDT 2008

HI Marius

No SSL in the picture,

I will try with zserver /and/or twisted and see how that goes

Thanks for the hints



On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 1:50 AM, Marius Gedminas <marius at gedmin.as> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 04:39:13PM +0800, Tim Hoffman wrote:
>> I wonder if anyone can shed some light  on a problem I am having with
>> xmlrpc calls to a zope3 server.
>> I am running zope3 from buildout on python2.5 on unbuntu.
>> I have a view defined for xmlrpc (zope.app.publisher 3.5.0)  the same
>> view is also defined for jsonrpc using z3c.jsonrpc
>> I am testing with xmlrpclib and the z3c.jsonrpc proxy
>> Everything works fine when testing the jsonrpc call. However when
>> performing the xmlrpc call
>> the call hangs, until I either kill the server, or the ctl ^c the test.
>> I know the zcml registration for the view is correct as I end up in
>> the method of the view on the server,because
>> I can put
>> import pdb
>> pdb.set_trace()
>> in the method in question, and when I kill the client socket the
>> server thread advances to the set_trace call
>> It seems as if the publisher for xmlrpc is not reading everything from
>> the socket.
> This sounds strangely familiar.  Is the request in plain-text, or is it
> going over SSL?
>> I have been using xmlrpclib for years against zope2 and never
>> experienced sort of problem, and my current python 2.4 and 2.5
>> xmlrpclib in ubuntu
>> works fine against existing zope2 servers.
> xmlrpclib works fine for me against zope 3 using zserver (or maybe
> zope.app.twisted) on python 2.4, no SSL.
>> I am using paste.httpserver .
> If I'm not mistaken, paste.httpserver will sometimes hang forever if you
> send a request with a body and no Content-Type field.  Can you check
> whether xmlrpclib sends it?
>> Any ideas, things I could try to diagnose the problem?
> Change other variables (no SSL if you have it; python 2.4 versus 2.5;
> zserver instead of paster), try to see where the hang occurs on the
> server side.
> Marius Gedminas
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