Question RE urllib

Larry Martell larry.martell at
Mon Dec 16 12:54:48 CET 2013

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:40 AM, Jeff James <jeff at> wrote:
> So I'm using the following script to check our sites to make sure they are
> all up and some of them are reporting they are "down" when, in fact, they
> are actually up.   These sites do not require a logon in order for the home
> page to come up.  Could this be due to some port being blocked internally ?
> Only one of the sites reporting as down is "https" but all are internal
> sites.  Is there some other component I should be including in the script ?
> There are about 30 or 40 sites that I have listed in all.  I just use those
> in the following script as examples.   Thanks
> import urllib
> sites = ["", "",
> etc.]
> for site in sites:
>     try:
>         urllib.urlopen(site)
>         print site + " "
>     except Exception, e:
>         print site + " is down"

In the handler print out the exception you are getting.

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