[Python-Dev] possible urllib bug on Windows XP
sgeiger at ncee.net
Tue Apr 3 04:55:49 CEST 2007
I have a curious situation which might be a bug in urllib (Python 2.5
installed from a .msi file gotten from python.org) when running on
Windows XP. (This is running inside a Parallels virtual machine, but I
don't see how that matters, because, as you will see in a second, I'm
able to access the Web server both by its IP address and name.
Here's a screenshot of a console session:
You can see from the screenshot:
1. This machine is able to ping the Web server's IP address.
2. I can even access the Web server via the DNS name assigned
(www.nce.net) using wget.exe (from UnxUtils).
3. However, when I try to simulate wget.exe by using urllib, I get an
Here's the urllib command (which, incidentally works fine from my
python -c "import urllib ;
I tested this on a Windows 2000 Server, and urllib behaved normally.
Is this possibly a bug on Windows XP?
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