urllib2 : https and proxy
orsenthil at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jul 2 05:04:30 CEST 2007
* Maric Michaud <maric at aristote.info> [2007-06-28 23:38:39]:
> Hmmm, i've tried something similar but I get the same result.
> For the code example I gave, I've put correctly the http_proxy and
> https_proxy environment variables, the default ProxyHandler get them right
> as this is the proxy itself which returns the error. I checked this with
> wireshark, the proxy said that there is incompatibilities in some request
> methods, like POST, with some protocols, Gopher is the example it gave.
> That doesn't make much sense to me as the wget command I tried is intended
> to do exactly the same thing (POST over https and retrieve some cookies from
> the response), and go through with no problems.
Maric, in the ActiveState urllib2 HOWTO which seems to apply for Python 2.5, I
came across a point which mentions urllib2 does not support PROXY for HTTPS.
Your case seems the same, I would suggest you to look up the Python Tracker
for any already open issues, or if not kindly log one yourself.
I shall if I can help further, working on urllib2 is a project am doing as
part of Summer of Code 2007.
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