Testing for connection to a website

Timothy Grant timothy.grant at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 02:53:09 CEST 2008


On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Alexnb <alexnbryan at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
>
> Alexnb wrote:
> >
> > Okay, I already made this post, but it kinda got lost. So anyway I need
> to
> > figure out how to test if the user is able to connect to a specific
> > website. Last time I got pointed to the urllib2 page, but if I do
> > urlopen() and and am not connected, the program stops. So I don't know if
> > that was what you guys wanted me to do, but I don't think so, you guys
> are
> > smarter than that. So, how can I test for connection to a website.
> >
>
> Just for anyone looking this up later here is code that works :)
>
> from urllib2 import *
> import urllib2
> e = ''
>
> req = urllib2.Request('http://www.dictionary.com')
> try:
>    response = urlopen(req)
>
> except HTTPError, e:
>    print e.code
> except URLError, e:
>    print e.reason
>
> if e == '':
>    print "good to go"
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I'm glad to see you found the old post and implemented the code suggested
there.

-- 
Stand Fast,
tjg. [Timothy Grant]
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