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 Kerr wrote:
> 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 =
> h = httplib.HTTPSConnection("merchant.ematters.com.au", 443)
> h.request('POST', path, body)
> resp = h.getresponse()
> f = resp.fp
> resp = resp.read()
> print resp
> With python 2.1, the server accepts the request correctly and has a
> proper response:
> <br>&response_text=GATEWAY BLOCKED=end
> However, with python 2.3 I get:
> <BODY TEXT="000000">
> <H1>Error 500</H1>HTTP Web Server: Invalid POST Request Exception</BODY>
> 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 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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