Question RE urllib
toby at tobiah.org
Tue Dec 17 17:25:48 CET 2013
On 12/17/2013 08:10 AM, Larry Martell wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Jeff James <jeff at jeffljames.com <mailto: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", etc.]
>> 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:
It must be a network problem, cuz your code works fine:
http://superreallyforsurenotavalidurlnokidding.com is down
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