I am unable to get the following to work with the httplib.response.read() method. It returns ''. Other URLs work fine with my code just not this one. Do I need to set a header or something? the webserver is Tux I have not tried this on a similar url to apache. http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/ Any help would be great.