FTP with urllib2 behind a proxy

Bob McCormick bobmcc at rocketsoftware.com
Wed Feb 25 02:53:35 CET 2004

         I came across this email thread, and I can't seem to get the 
examples to work.
         I am running Proxy+ proxy server.  It sets up HTTP proxy on port 
4480, cnad FTP proxy on 4421.
         I'm not sure how to add the IP addr & host of the proxy server to 
the authorization.  Is it something like:
         proxyauth = "http://anonymous@me:"
         proxy_handler = urllib2.ProxyHandler( { 'http' : proxyauth, 'ftp' 
: proxyauth})

When I try this, and then try 
I get

urllib2.URLError: <urlopen error (1, 'address family not supported')>

Does this mean that I don't have an FTP handler defined?

As far as I know, I don't need any special authorizaiton to access my proxy 
server, just the IP and host.

Also, the python doc mentioned in the FTPHandler that it uses blank for 
user and password.  Is this really correct?  Will this work?  Most sites 
want "anonymous" and an email addr.

         Thanks for any help or pointers that you can provide.

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