Real Time data in Django

I want to observe data changes in real time in python to create a program that show list of online friends (i.e. every time a friend become online or offline I want update a list). I have a function that make an infinite loop to receive the presence a from am XMPP server. I can't seem to figure out how I could receive data in real-time and update. I use Django for backend and i want ti serve this data to a web page to show online Friends. I tried with Channels, but it’s unuseful for this case.

s = socket.socket(socket.AF_INET, socket.SOCK_STREAM)
sock = ssl.wrap_socket(s, ssl_version=ssl. ssl.PROTOCOL_TLSv1_2)
sock.connect((hostname, port))


while True:
  response = sock.recv(1024)

How can i pass this results to my page view every time i get new update insidie loop?

How are Channels 'not useful'? From where I stand it's the best approach you could utilize. Sockets are too low level to use in this case, I mean how will you utilize them in your browser. Django doesn't support keep alive connections; that leaves channels (websockets) which are supported out-of-the-box by JS and can actually persist entire time a user in online. You can implement a looping event in JS (user's end) which sends messages to your server via the websocket to show the user is still online, the user's friends will all share/subscribe to his/her channel and can all be notified of her online status. Just my thoughts yo

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