Xpra: Ticket #952: proxy server is broken

Not sure when it broke... but it needs work. It needed updating for the new socket encryption code (see #933) - done in r10351, and also for the new pillow codec location - done in r10353.

Connecting a client via tcp seems to hang, the last messages are:

new_connection((1, <socket._socketobject object at 0x7f81d73b7c90>)) sock=<socket._socketobject object at 0x7f81d4c164b0>, timeout=0.1, sockname=('', 10001), address=('', 43991), peername=('', 43991)
socket connection: tcp socket: <-
New tcp connection received from
socktype=tcp, auth class=<class 'xpra.server.auth.allow_auth.Authenticator'>, encryption=, keyfile=
io_thread_loop(write, <bound method Protocol._write of Protocol(tcp socket: <->) loop starting

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:11:51 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed

Mostly fixed with:

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:36:54 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

In do_start_proxy the proxy server already does this:

                #now we can go back to using blocking sockets:
                self.set_socket_timeout(client_conn, None)
                self.set_socket_timeout(server_conn, None)

But the proxy instance that gets started by this function still hits those EWOULDBLOCK errors.. because when the proxy server closes its socket wrappers, we call SocketConnection.close which now sets the socket to non-blocking so that we can exit the protocol read and write loops cleanly...

The code is inherently racy, with no easy way to fix it. I've tried re-ordering the subprocess start sequence and socket closing - and all I managed to do was to get more errors.

So r10373 takes the simple and more reliable approach of doing a more explicit handover using a dedicated message. (+ a very very odd fixup was required in r10374).

Backport not needed as 0.15 was not affected - not entirely sure why either!

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:51:30 GMT - Antoine Martin:

Found some more: r13527, r13529, r13530, r13531.

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 04:54:29 GMT - Antoine Martin:

See also #1264, #1271, #1298.

Found some more: r13538, r13555

Related authentication fixes: r13540, r13541, r13542, r13561 + r13565, r13564, and improvements: r13543, r13553, r13556

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:10:42 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/952