<urlopen error (11001, 'getaddrinfo failed')>

Chris Withers chris at simplistix.co.uk
Fri Sep 11 15:54:20 CEST 2009

opengis at hushmail.com wrote:
> fs = cgi.FieldStorage()
> url = fs.getvalue('url', "http://www.openlayers.org")
> try:

insert a "print url" here...

>     y = urllib2.urlopen(url)
>     print y.read()

> This script produces the "<urlopen error (11001, 'getaddrinfo 
> failed')>". 

This is a name lookup failing, whatever you're ending up with in url is 
either incorrect or the dns config of the server it's pointing at is 


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