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WebSocket client for python. hybi13 is supported.

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websocket-client module is WebSocket client for python. This provide the low level APIs for WebSocket. All APIs are the synchronous functions.

websocket-client supports only hybi-13.


We have a big change on version 0.14.0.
So, please test carefully.




This module is tested on Python 2.7 and Python 3.x.

Type "python install" or "pip install websocket-client" to install.


from v0.16.0, we can install by "pip install websocket-client" for python 3.

This module depend on

- six
- backports.ssl_match_hostname for Python 2.x

How about Python 3

Now, we support python 3 on single source code from version 0.14.0. Thanks, @battlemidget and @ralphbean.

HTTP Proxy

Support websocket access via http proxy.
The proxy server must allow "CONNECT" method to websocket port.
Default squid setting is "ALLOWED TO CONNECT ONLY HTTPS PORT".

Current implementation of websocket-client is using "CONNECT" method via proxy.


import websocket
ws = websocket.WebSocket(support_socket_io="0.9")


Low Level API example::

from websocket import create_connection
ws = create_connection("ws://")
print "Sending 'Hello, World'..."
ws.send("Hello, World")
print "Sent"
print "Reeiving..."
result = ws.recv()
print "Received '%s'" % result

If you want to customize socket options, set sockopt.

sockopt example:

from websocket import create_connection
ws = create_connection("ws://".
sockopt=((socket.IPPROTO_TCP, socket.TCP_NODELAY),) )

JavaScript websocket-like API example::

import websocket
import thread
import time

def on_message(ws, message):
print message

def on_error(ws, error):
print error

def on_close(ws):
print "### closed ###"

def on_open(ws):
def run(*args):
for i in range(3):
ws.send("Hello %d" % i)
print "thread terminating..."
thread.start_new_thread(run, ())

if __name__ == "__main__":
ws = websocket.WebSocketApp("ws://",
on_message = on_message,
on_error = on_error,
on_close = on_close)
ws.on_open = on_open
============ is simple WebSocket test(debug) tool.

sample for

$ ws://
Press Ctrl+C to quit
> Hello, WebSocket
< Hello, WebSocket
> How are you?
< How are you?


usage:: [-h] [-v [VERBOSE]] ws_url

WebSocket Simple Dump Tool

positional arguments:
ws_url websocket url. ex. ws://

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-v VERBOSE, --verbose VERBOSE set verbose mode. If set to 1, show opcode. If set to 2, enable to trace websocket module


$ ws://
$ ws:// -v
$ ws:// -vv


- v0.16.0

- lock some method for multithread. (#92)
- disable cert verification. (#89)

- v0.15.0

- fixed exception when send a large message (#84)

- v0.14.1

- fixed to work on Python2.6 (#83)

- v0.14.0

- Support python 3(#73)
- Support IPv6(#77)
- Support explicit web proxy(#57)
- specify cookie in connect method option(#82)

- v0.13.0

- MemoryError when receiving large amount of data (~60 MB) at once(ISSUE#59)
- Controlling fragmentation(ISSUE#55)
- server certificate validation(ISSUE#56)
- PyPI tarball is missing
- Payload length encoding bug(ISSUE#58)
- disable Nagle algorithm by default(ISSUE#41)
- Better event loop in WebSocketApp(ISSUE#63)
- Skip tests that require Internet access by default(ISSUE#66)

- v0.12.0

- support keep alive for WebSocketApp(ISSUE#34)
- fix some SSL bugs(ISSUE#35, #36)
- fix "Timing out leaves websocket library in bad state"(ISSUE#37)
- fix "WebSocketApp.run_with_no_err() silently eats all exceptions"(ISSUE#38)
- WebSocketTimeoutException will be raised for ws/wss timeout(ISSUE#40)
- improve wsdump message(ISSUE#42)
- support fragmentation message(ISSUE#43)
- fix some bugs

- v0.11.0

- Only log non-normal close status(ISSUE#31)
- Fix default Origin isn't URI(ISSUE#32)
- fileno support(ISSUE#33)

- v0.10.0

- allow to set HTTP Header to WebSocketApp(ISSUE#27)
- fix typo in pydoc(ISSUE#28)
- Passing a socketopt flag to the websocket constructor(ISSUE#29)
- websocket.send fails with long data(ISSUE#30)

- v0.9.0

- allow to set opcode in WebSocketApp.send(ISSUE#25)
- allow to modify Origin(ISSUE#26)

- v0.8.0

- many bug fix
- some performance improvement

- v0.7.0

- fixed problem to read long data.(ISSUE#12)
- fix buffer size boundary violation

- v0.6.0

- Patches: UUID4, self.keep_running, mask_key (ISSUE#11)
- add tool

- v0.5.2

- fix Echo App Demo Throw Error: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'opcode (ISSUE#10)

- v0.5.1

- delete invalid print statement.

- v0.5.0

- support hybi-13 protocol.

- v0.4.1

- fix incorrect custom header order(ISSUE#1)

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