https in Python?

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at gmx.de
Tue Sep 3 22:23:55 CEST 2002


Martin v. Loewis wrote in comp.lang.python:
> s_gherman at yahoo.com (Sorin Gherman) writes:
> 
>> Is it possible to handle https using Python's libraries? 
> 
> Sure. Just use httplib.HTTPS. This requires SSL support in the
> socket module, which is only available on Unix, and only if you have
> OpenSSL.

See my page http://www.cs.fhm.edu/~ifw00065/pyssl/index.html for
Windows.

I wonder why ActiveState doesn't provide SSL support with their Python
distribution. I thought they want to distinguish themselves by adding
value ;-)

-- Gerhard



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