[Python-Dev] possible urllib bug on Windows XP

Mike Klaas mike.klaas at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 04:23:43 CEST 2007

On 4/2/07, Shane Geiger <sgeiger at ncee.net> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.ncee.net/shane/urllib.png
> 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
> error.
> Here's the urllib command (which, incidentally works fine from my
> MacBook Pro):
> python -c "import urllib ;
> urllib.urlretrieve(\"http://www.ncee.net/shane/test.py\",\"test.py\")"

In the screen shot, you are retrieving a different filename with python:
 python -c "import urllib ;


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