REPOST: Re: SSL Sockets in Windows
syver-en+usenet at online.no
Sat Dec 29 16:03:16 CET 2001
Gerhard Häring <gh_pythonlist at gmx.de> writes:
> Le 28/12/01 à 07:18, Syver Enstad écrivit:
> > Hi Al, I'm not exactly an expert on SSL :-). I know it's what goes
> > behind the scenes when my browser uses an https url and
> > is encrypted and whatnot.
> > Do you have (or can you refer me to) a quick
> > example to check that SSL is indeed working on Python?
> You can check pretty easily if your Python is compiled with SSL
> 'ssl' in dir(socket)
Yes, returns true (1)
> If so, you should be able to fetch a HTML page with the urllib module:
> print urllib.urlopen("https://www.sf.net/").read()
Yes, this fetches the front page of sourceforge, which says that I'm
not logged in.
What would happen if I didn't have SSL installed.
You see I compiled up a new version of _socket.pyd with VC++ 6 and
this time I specified that SSL shouldn't be compiled in. 'ssl' in
dir(socket) still returns true, and the download goes without a
hitch too. I haven't checked with a packet sniffer though.
> reduce(lambda x,y:x+y,map(lambda
Cute, and true.
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