httplib.HTTPSConnection problem

Terry Kerr terry at bizarsoftware.com.au
Tue Jul 20 06:16:53 CEST 2004


I have since discovered that the problem must be with openssl 0.9.7d 
because I tried recompiling Python 2.3.3 with openssl 0.9.6a and the 
https POST worked fine.

Has anybody else had the same problem?  I guess I will start going 
though the openssl forums for a solution.

terry

Terry Kerr wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have an app that makes a https POST to a remote server that I have no 
> control over.  The app runs fine in python 2.1.3 with socket.ssl 
> compiled with openssl-0.9.6, however it will not run in python 2.3.3 
> compiled with openssl-0.9.7d.  The script below demonstrates the problem.
> 
> ============================================
> import httplib
> path = "/cmaonline.nsf/ePayForm?OpenForm"
> body = 
> '''Desc=&Bank=National&email=&creditcardholdername=fgfgg&creditcardtype=VISA&creditcardnumber=4557013000314262&ReturnHTTP=%2A&SendeMail=No&UID=0407151706104&MultiBank=No&FinalPrice=35.00&MerchantID=36&CompanyName=Bizar+Software&Mode=Test&Platform=PlainText&__Click=0&ABN=ABN+xx+xxx+xxx+xxx&Returnemail=&creditcardexpiryyear=2004&CVV=&Name=fgfgg&readers=MEL0036&creditcardexpirymonth=7&Principal=''' 
> 
> 
> h = httplib.HTTPSConnection("merchant.ematters.com.au", 443)
> h.debuglevel=1
> h.request('POST', path, body)
> resp = h.getresponse()
> f = resp.fp
> resp = resp.read()
> f.close()
> h.close()
> print resp
> ============================================
> 
> With python 2.1, the server accepts the request correctly and has a 
> proper response:
> 
> &payment_number==end
> <br>&payment_reference=0407151706104=end
> <br>&bank_reference==end
> <br>&summary_code=707=end
> <br>&response_code=707=end
> <br>&response_text=GATEWAY BLOCKED=end
> <br>&rcode=707=end
> 
> However, with python 2.3 I get:
> 
> <HTML>
> <HEAD>
> <TITLE>Error</TITLE></HEAD>
> <BODY TEXT="000000">
> <H1>Error 500</H1>HTTP Web Server: Invalid POST Request Exception</BODY>
> </HTML>
> 
> The debuglevel printouts show that python2.1 sends the request and 
> headers one at a time, where as python 2.3 sends the request and all the 
> headers at once, although the actual data send is identical, so I don't 
> see this as the problem.  I actually hacked httplib in my python 2.3 
> installion to get _output() to send immediately rather than buffer, so 
> that the debug output is identical to the python2.1 output, and that 
> gives me a different error:
> 
> <HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Error</TITLE></HEAD><BODY><H1>Error 400</H1>Invalid 
> request -- HOST header was not sent</BODY></HTML>
> 
> So I am suspicious that the debug output is not showing what is actually 
> sent? I am really tearing my hair out with this problem because I really 
> need this app to work with pyton 2.3.3, and I cannot see what else it is 
> doing differently to cause this problem.
> 
> Are there any httplib/socket/ssl gurus out there that have any suggestions?
> 
> terry
> 
> 

-- 
Terry Kerr (terry at bizarsoftware.com.au)
Chief Technical Officer
Bizar Software Pty Ltd (www.bizarsoftware.com.au)
+61 3 9530 9182




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