urllib on windows machines

Scott David Daniels scott.daniels at acm.org
Sat Dec 3 21:25:47 CET 2005

william at opensource4you.com wrote:
> ...
[I said]
>> So off-hand, I'd suspect some firewall thingie is getting in the way.
>> Can you "bless" \Python24\python.exe and \Python24\pythonw.exe as
>> applications allowed to do net traffic?
> Bingo!!!!!
> That's the problem: "Blocked outgoing TCP - Source Local: (1898)
> Destination: http(80)"
> But why the "telnet www.google.com 80" is wroking ?
> Why Firefox is running ?

Because (and I'm guessing here), telnet, ftp, firefox, ... are all
web-specific, and they are not regarded as possible monsters if they
try to connect to the web.  I'd like the chance to deny all programs
that I don't expect to connect out the chance to do so, but there has
got to be a way to turn it off.  Maybe there are some adjustments to
the program that emitted the "Blocked outgoing TCP - ..." message.

-Scott David Daniels
scott.daniels at acm.org

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