socket.error

Gustaf Liljegren gustafl at algonet.se
Sat Feb 17 00:02:50 CET 2001


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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