Question RE urllib
larry.martell at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 17:10:12 CET 2013
On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Jeff James <jeff at jeffljames.com> wrot
> 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 = ["http://www.amazon.com/", "https://internalsite.com/intranet.html",
> for site in sites:
> print site + " "
> except Exception, e:
> print site + " is down"
> I've never used urllib, although I've done a fair amount of network
> programming at lower levels.
> Are you sure the report of "down" isn't simply a time out due to the
> server being busier than you expect when you hit it?
> After adding the line suggested by Larry, I was able to determine that the
> URLs reporting as "down" were actually sites requiring authentication in
> order to provide site content, so adding that line to the handler was at
> least enlightening in that respect. Thanks Larry.
Glad to help. Here is some info on authenticating with urllib:
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