Testing for Internet Connection

Grant Edwards grante at visi.com
Tue Jul 15 20:28:51 CEST 2008

On 2008-07-15, Alexnb <alexnbryan at gmail.com> wrote:

> What exactly do you think will work? I am not sure what you
> think I should do? If I use urlopen("http://www.google.com")
> and I am not connected, I am not going to get an exception,
> the program will fail.

Bullshit.  You get an exception.  Here's my program:

   import urllib2
       con = urllib2.urlopen("http://www.google.com/")
       data = con.read()
       print data
       print "failed"

If I run it with no internet connection, I get this:

   $ python testit.py

If I bring up the internet connection, then I get a bunch of

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