2000: A Win32 Oddisey

Geoff Talvola gtalvola at nameconnector.com
Mon Sep 25 15:32:54 CEST 2000


You can use the M2Crypto package to get SSL support for Windows in Python
1.5.2.  It's not perfect -- I had problems using urllib, but lower-level calls
using httplib worked OK.

Another idea is to use wininet.dll either via the "calldll" module or via a
Python extension dll.  I haven't tried it from Python, but we're using it to
pull in web pages from Visual Basic so I'm sure it's pretty easy from Python
as well.  Unfortunately, this is another task that would be quite easy for a
Windows-savvy programmer, but might be a bit tough if you don't have much
Windows experience.

Pedro wrote:

> Sounds good, but unfortunatly I've almost no knowledge of programming on
> non-unix systems.
>
> Anyway, I'll look at it
>
> Thanks!
>     Pedro
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Michal Wallace <sabren at manifestation.com>
> To: Pedro <diazjimenez at ctv.es>
> Cc: <python-list at python.org>
> Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2000 8:19 PM
> Subject: Re: 2000: A Win32 Oddisey
>
> > On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Pedro wrote:
> >
> > > I've just get involved in a project that needs to fetch some web
> > > pages via SSL. I said : "ok, no problem. Just let me take my debian
> > > box..." . My boss said this time it will we a WIN32 project: "oops!"
> > > (error #1) But anyway, it was still ok. I knew that there was a
> > > win32 python2.0b, so just downloaded it but... (error, #2)
> > > "oops!". No SSL support in the binary python2.0b distro for win32.
> >
> >
> > I've never tried this... but... maybe you can use the IE browser
> > component via COM?
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > - Michal
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