Can't Access ANY url from python (errno 61)
lie.1296 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 20 08:02:41 CET 2010
On 02/20/10 13:32, MattB wrote:
> I'm using the network in my own apartment. Not the campus's.
> Moreover, my mac's MAC address is different from the MAC address shown
> by my router, but as I said I'm also blocked when using my friend's
> wireless router at his apartment.
> So it must be my mac's MAC, and not the router's MAC, that's being
> blocked, right?
> But ALSO -- is it my ISP that's blocking the mac's MAC (and not the
> school), since I can't raise ANY url's from python when I'm on
MAC or IP blocking can't be the reason, as the OP stated, he can use
Firefox just fine.
Can you access, say, http://www.google.com from urllib or mechanize?
If you can't access *any website* using urllib/mechanize but you can
with a browser and you're on a unix-based machine, you probably have the
same problem as I used to have. Check whether you used the same hostname
in /etc/conf.d/hostname and /etc/hosts (or wherever your distro saves
its hostname configurations, I use Gentoo); after editing those files
reboot (there are ways to avoid reboot, but rebooting guarantees the
conf file is reread).
Check the hostname by running this python script:
hn = socket.gethostname()
print socket.gethostbyname(hn) # should be 127.0.0.1
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