urllib2 through basic auth'ed proxy

John J. Lee jjl at pobox.com
Fri Mar 31 01:57:01 CEST 2006


Alejandro Dubrovsky <dubrovsky at physics.uq.edu.au> writes:
[...]
> The proxy is squid.  Python version is 2.3.4 (I read that this version has a
> problem in that it introduces an extra return after the authorisation, but
> it isn't even getting to that bit). And yes, going through firefox,
> everything works fine.
[...]

FWIW, at a glance, Python 2.3.4 has neither of the bugs I mentioned,
but the code I posted seems to work with 2.3.4.  I'm not particularly
interested in what's wrong with 2.3.4's version or your usage of it
(probably both), since bugfix releases for 2.3 are no longer
happening, I believe.

I think the Examples section of the docs on this are wrong too, though
that's a bit of a moot point when the code is as broken as it seems...


John




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