socket.error

Doug Fort dougfort at downright.com
Sat Feb 17 03:29:33 CET 2001


Here's how we do it.  Note that you must 'import socket'.  The 'message'
object is usually a tuple.

            except socket.error, message:
                self._message = "Socket Error: %s" % (str(message))
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Doug Fort
Senior Meat Manager
Downright Software LLC

"Gustaf Liljegren" <gustafl at algonet.se> wrote in message
news:Xns904B3C674D9gustaflalgonetse at 194.213.69.148...
> I'm using 1.5.2 in Windows 98.
>
> When running the httplib module I get the following error when using a
non-
> existing host name:
>
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "httptest.py", line 28, in ?
>     h = httplib.HTTP(domain)
>   File "d:\python\Lib\httplib.py", line 51, in __init__
>     if host: self.connect(host, port)
>   File "d:\python\Lib\httplib.py", line 79, in connect
>     self.sock.connect(host, port)
>   File "<string>", line 1, in connect
> socket.error: host not found
>
> The code to produce this error is simply:
>
> import httplib
> h = httplib.HTTP('www.nonvalidhost.com')
>
> Python doesn't seem to like when I write "except socket.error:", so I
> wonder how to handle it properly.
>
> Regards,
>
> Gustaf Liljegren





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