urllib slow on Leopard

André andre.roberge at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 22:06:52 CET 2008


On Feb 24, 3:57 pm, mark <m... at privacy.net> wrote:
> I've recently switched from Ubuntu to OS X Leopard. I have some python
> scripts which download info from the web. The scripts were working fine
> before on Ubuntu, but urllib seems to work really slowly on Leopard.
>
> I tried an example from the docs:
>
>  >>> import urllib2
>  >>> f = urllib2.urlopen('http://www.python.org/')
>  >>> print f.read(100)
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtm
>  >>>
>
> The line f = ... takes about a minute to return - but otherwise returns
> the predicted result. My web connection seems fine, so has anyone got
> any ideas as to what the problem might be?

Nope, but it's not Leopard related.  Just checked here and it loaded
in about 1 sec.

André



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