use browser setting for internet
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Sun Jan 8 16:59:34 EST 2006
"Wish" <wgandhi at gmail.com> writes:
> I have a problem with my script in python which uses xmlrpc. The script
> loses internet connection when it is used behind a firewall. I realize
> that the firewall is specified by using the http_proxy environment
> variable. However, the proxy server is automatically configured. I dont
> have access to its port or the IP.
> I have seen applications which have a select box to use the internet
> connection setting of the browser to connect to the web. I dont know
> how to access this connection setting in Python. Any help will be much
On Windows, urllib.getproxies() should get you the info you need if IE
is correctly configured (and both urllib and urllib2 use this --
though the @ syntax is somewhat broken in urllib2, IIRC).
Disclaimer: I never seem to have to jump through any proxy or auth
hoops recently, so I'm not very reliable on this...
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