ConnectionError handling problem

shiva upreti katewinslet626 at
Wed Sep 30 08:04:47 CEST 2015

On Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:55:01 PM UTC+5:30, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 24Sep2015 22:46, shiva upreti <katewinslet626 at> wrote:
> >On Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:55:45 AM UTC+5:30, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> >> On 24Sep2015 20:57, shiva upreti <katewinslet626 at> wrote:
> >> >Thank you Cameron.
> >> >I think the problem with my code is that it just hangs without raising any 
> >> >exceptions. And as mentioned by Laura above that when I press CTRL+C, it 
> >> >just catches that exception and prints ConnectionError which is definitely 
> >> >a lie in this case as you mentioned.
> Ok. You original code says:
>   try:
>, data=query_args)
>   except:
>     print "Connection error"
> and presumably we think your code is hanging inside the call? You 
> should probably try to verify that, because if it is elsewhere you need to 
> figure out where (lots of print statements is a first start on that).
> I would open two terminals. Run your program until it hangs in one.
> While it is hung, examine the network status. I'll presume you're on a UNIX 
> system of some kind, probably Linux? If not it may be harder (or just require 
> someone other than me).
> If it is hung in the .post call, quite possibly it has an established connecion 
> to the target server - maybe that server is hanging.
> The shell command:
>   netstat -rn | fgrep | fgrep 8090
> will show every connection to your server hosting the URL 
> "". That will tell you if you have a 
> connection (if you are the only person doing the connecting from your machine).
> If you have the "lsof" program (possibly in /usr/sbin, so "/usr/sbin/lsof") you 
> can also examine the state of your hung Python program. This:
>   lsof -p 12345
> will report on the open files and network connections of the process with pid 
> 12345. Adjust to suit: you can find your program's pid ("process id") with the 
> "ps" command, or by backgrounding your program an issuing the "jobs" command, 
> which should show the process id more directly.
> Cheers,
> Cameron Simpson <cs at>

Hi Cameron.
Yes I use ubuntu 14.04. I will try what you suggested. But I cant understand one thing, for whatever reason the script is hanging, why does it resumes almost instantaneously when I press CTRL+C.

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