blocking forever with urllib

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Aug 31 02:31:11 CEST 2001


    Mike> Is there a way to specify a timeout for this library? I can't find
    Mike> a way in the documentation.

There's nothing I'm aware of in the core distribution, but I have seen two
third-party modules that provide this.  One is timeoutsocket, the other
timeout_socket.  Despite the similar names, they approach the problem in
fundamentally different ways.  I think you will find timeoutsocket easier to
use.  Here are pointers to both:

    http://www.timo-tasi.org/python/timeoutsocket.py

    http://www.cs.usyd.edu.au/~piers/python/timeout_socket.py

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