urllib2 and proxy question

rbt rbt at athop1.ath.vt.edu
Mon Jan 24 10:26:33 EST 2005

Fuzzyman wrote:
> urllib2 (under windows) will auto-detect your proxy settings and use
> those.
> Normally that's a good thing (I guess), except when it's not !
> How do I switch off this behaviour ? I'm behind a censoring proxy and
> wanting to test things *locally*. IE is set to not use the proxy when
> fetching local adresses, but urllib2 ignores that part of the setting
> and uses the proxy for everything.
> The only way I can test are changing my IE settings back and forth
> every time. Most annoying.
> I can see how to *add* a new proxy to urllib2, but not how to force it
> to not use a proxy. I may well be missing something obvious though.
> Anyone able to help ?
> Regards,
> Fuzzy
> http://www.voidspace.org.uk/python/index.shtml

"Alternatively, the optional proxies argument may be used to explicitly 
specify proxies.
It must be a dictionary mapping scheme names to proxy URLs, where an 
empty dictionary causes no proxies to be used"

# Don't use any proxies
filehandle = urllib.urlopen(some_url, proxies={})

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