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Pytest Plugin to disable socket calls during tests

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A plugin to use with Pytest to disable socket calls during tests to ensure network calls are prevented.

This Pytest plugin was generated with Cookiecutter along with @hackebrot’s Cookiecutter-pytest-plugin template.


  • Disables all network calls flowing throguh Python’s socket interface.



You can install “pytest-socket” via pip from PyPI:

$ pip install pytest-socket


  • Run pytest, tests should fail on any access to socket or libraries using socket.

  • To enable specific tests use of socket, pass in the fixture to the test:

def test_explicitly_enable_socket(enable_socket):
    assert socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)


Contributions are very welcome. Tests can be run with tox, please ensure the coverage at least stays the same before you submit a pull request.


Distributed under the terms of the MIT license, “pytest-socket” is free and open source software


If you encounter any problems, please file an issue along with a detailed description.


This plugin came about due to the efforts by @hangtwenty solving a StackOverflow question, then converted into a pytest plugin by @miketheman.

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