urllib error on urlopen

Mike Driscoll kyosohma at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 15:11:21 CEST 2008


On Sep 24, 7:08 pm, Michael Palmer <m_palme... at yahoo.ca> wrote:
> On Sep 24, 11:46 am, Mike Driscoll <kyoso... at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > Hi,
>
> > I have been using the following code for over a year in one of my
> > programs:
>
> > f = urllib2.urlopen('https://www.companywebsite.com/somestring')
>
> > It worked great until the middle of the afternoon yesterday. Now I get
> > the following traceback:
>
> > Traceback (most recent call last):
> >   File "<pyshell#13>", line 1, in <module>
> >     response = urllib2.urlopen(req).read().strip()
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 124, in urlopen
> >     return _opener.open(url, data)
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 381, in open
> >     response = self._open(req, data)
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 399, in _open
> >     '_open', req)
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 360, in _call_chain
> >     result = func(*args)
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 1115, in https_open
> >     return self.do_open(httplib.HTTPSConnection, req)
> >   File "c:\python25\lib\urllib2.py", line 1082, in do_open
> >     raise URLError(err)
> > URLError: <urlopen error (1, 'error:140770FC:SSL
> > routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:unknown protocol')>
>
> > I tried my Google Fu on this error, but there's not much out there. I
> > tried using a proxy in Python, but that returned the same traceback.
> > If I copy the URL into my browser, it resolves correctly. Does anyone
> > have any advice on how to troubleshoot this error?
>
> > I am using Python 2.5.2 on Windows XP.
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Mike
>
> Could it just be a misconfiguration at the other end? Can you open
> other https urls?

This is really weird. Now it works this morning. I've spoken with our
webmaster/system admin and he said he didn't change anything on his
end. We're both befuddled. Sorry for the noise.

Mike



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