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Helium Application

The helium appcliation is a twisted network application that serves different folders of static content on different ports.

A straightforward example of what we are doing is available in the python-multiport repository at

The gist of the program is this:

  • For each static site:
    • Create a twisted.File resource that points to the static directory
    • Create a twisted.Site factory that creates an http listener on a port
    • Glue the http listener to a unique TCP port on the host machine
    • Run the twisted.Site.listen() method to add the listener to the twisted application
  • Run the twisted application

It can be run like any python program,