Use of urllib (update)

Joel Goldstick joel.goldstick at
Wed Dec 18 16:45:25 CET 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM, Jeff James <jeff at> wrote:

> Folks, I promise I'll get to the point where my questions aren't so basic,
> but I'm just now starting to get into Python.   So I'm using the urllib
> script to check to make sure our company sites are up.  As stated earlier,
> I have three sites which require some form of authentication in order to
> report back through the script that they are up and accessible.    I was
> given this very helpful link by Larry covering some authentication code I
> could implement into the script.
> .    I can make out the
> logic behind the script, but because I'm still new to Python, I'm having a
> hard time trying to figure out how to implement it into my existing urllib
> script.  I'm assuming I need to integrate the code somehow for each url
> requiring authentication in that each site requires different creds.......
>  Other than this little speedbump this script is pretty slick and has
> already scored a few points with my manager.  ;o)     Thanks
> --
You might also want to check here:

The requests module might be easier to understand.

Joel Goldstick
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