Streams

An abstraction layer over OS-dependent file-like objects, that provides a consistent view of a duplex byte stream.

class rpyc.core.stream.Stream[source]

Base Stream

close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

closed

tests whether the stream is closed or not

fileno()[source]

returns the stream’s file descriptor

poll(timeout)[source]

indicates whether the stream has data to read (within timeout seconds)

read(count)[source]

reads exactly count bytes, or raise EOFError

Parameters:count – the number of bytes to read
Returns:read data
write(data)[source]

writes the entire data, or raise EOFError

Parameters:data – a string of binary data
class rpyc.core.stream.SocketStream(sock)[source]

A stream over a socket

classmethod connect(host, port, **kwargs)[source]

factory method that creates a SocketStream over a socket connected to host and port

Parameters:
  • host – the host name
  • port – the TCP port
  • family – specify a custom socket family
  • socktype – specify a custom socket type
  • proto – specify a custom socket protocol
  • timeout – connection timeout (default is 3 seconds)
  • nodelay – set the TCP_NODELAY socket option
  • keepalive – enable TCP keepalives. The value should be a boolean, but on Linux, it can also be an integer specifying the keepalive interval (in seconds)
  • ipv6 – if True, creates an IPv6 socket (AF_INET6); otherwise an IPv4 (AF_INET) socket is created
Returns:

a SocketStream

classmethod unix_connect(path, timeout=3)[source]

factory method that creates a SocketStream over a unix domain socket located in path

Parameters:
  • path – the path to the unix domain socket
  • timeout – socket timeout
classmethod ssl_connect(host, port, ssl_kwargs, **kwargs)[source]

factory method that creates a SocketStream over an SSL-wrapped socket, connected to host and port with the given credentials.

Parameters:
  • host – the host name
  • port – the TCP port
  • ssl_kwargs – a dictionary of keyword arguments to be passed directly to ssl.wrap_socket
  • kwargs – additional keyword arguments: family, socktype, proto, timeout, nodelay, passed directly to the socket constructor, or ipv6.
  • ipv6 – if True, creates an IPv6 socket (AF_INET6); otherwise an IPv4 (AF_INET) socket is created
Returns:

a SocketStream

close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

fileno()[source]

returns the stream’s file descriptor

read(count)[source]

reads exactly count bytes, or raise EOFError

Parameters:count – the number of bytes to read
Returns:read data
write(data)[source]

writes the entire data, or raise EOFError

Parameters:data – a string of binary data
class rpyc.core.stream.TunneledSocketStream(sock)[source]

A socket stream over an SSH tunnel (terminates the tunnel when the connection closes)

close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

class rpyc.core.stream.Win32PipeStream(incoming, outgoing)[source]

A stream over two simplex pipes (one used to input, another for output). This is an implementation for Windows pipes (which suck)

fileno()[source]

returns the stream’s file descriptor

close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

read(count)[source]

reads exactly count bytes, or raise EOFError

Parameters:count – the number of bytes to read
Returns:read data
write(data)[source]

writes the entire data, or raise EOFError

Parameters:data – a string of binary data
poll(timeout, interval=0.001)[source]

a Windows version of select()

class rpyc.core.stream.NamedPipeStream(handle, is_server_side)[source]

A stream over two named pipes (one used to input, another for output). Windows implementation.

classmethod create_server(pipename, connect=True)[source]

factory method that creates a server-side NamedPipeStream, over a newly-created named pipe of the given name.

Parameters:
  • pipename – the name of the pipe. It will be considered absolute if it starts with \\.; otherwise \\.\pipe\rpyc will be prepended.
  • connect – whether to connect on creation or not
Returns:

a NamedPipeStream instance

connect_server()[source]

connects the server side of an unconnected named pipe (blocks until a connection arrives)

classmethod create_client(pipename)[source]

factory method that creates a client-side NamedPipeStream, over a newly-created named pipe of the given name.

Parameters:pipename – the name of the pipe. It will be considered absolute if it starts with \\.; otherwise \\.\pipe\rpyc will be prepended.
Returns:a NamedPipeStream instance
close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

read(count)[source]

reads exactly count bytes, or raise EOFError

Parameters:count – the number of bytes to read
Returns:read data
write(data)[source]

writes the entire data, or raise EOFError

Parameters:data – a string of binary data
poll(timeout, interval=0.001)[source]

Windows version of select()

class rpyc.core.stream.PipeStream(incoming, outgoing)[source]

A stream over two simplex pipes (one used to input, another for output)

classmethod from_std()[source]

factory method that creates a PipeStream over the standard pipes (stdin and stdout)

Returns:a PipeStream instance
classmethod create_pair()[source]

factory method that creates two pairs of anonymous pipes, and creates two PipeStreams over them. Useful for fork().

Returns:a tuple of two PipeStream instances
close()[source]

closes the stream, releasing any system resources associated with it

fileno()[source]

returns the stream’s file descriptor

read(count)[source]

reads exactly count bytes, or raise EOFError

Parameters:count – the number of bytes to read
Returns:read data
write(data)[source]

writes the entire data, or raise EOFError

Parameters:data – a string of binary data

Channel

Channel is an abstraction layer over streams that works with packets of data, rather than an endless stream of bytes, and adds support for compression.

class rpyc.core.channel.Channel(stream, compress=True)[source]

Channel implementation.

Note: In order to avoid problems with all sorts of line-buffered transports, we deliberately add \n at the end of each frame.

close()[source]

closes the channel and underlying stream

closed

indicates whether the underlying stream has been closed

fileno()[source]

returns the file descriptor of the underlying stream

poll(timeout)[source]

polls the underlying steam for data, waiting up to timeout seconds

recv()[source]

Receives the next packet (or frame) from the underlying stream. This method will block until the packet has been read completely

Returns:string of data
send(data)[source]

Sends the given string of data as a packet over the underlying stream. Blocks until the packet has been sent.

Parameters:data – the byte string to send as a packet