ftplib throws: IndexError: tuple index out of range

Peter Otten __peter__ at web.de
Mon Feb 15 05:04:13 EST 2016

Antoon Pardon wrote:

>> It looks like the actual error is socket.timeout which is probably raised
>> from somewhere inside the stdlib without args.
> I think I know what is going on. I have my own timeout mechanism at work
> here, that works with signals and alarm. When the SIGALRM fires I just
> raise the socket.timeout without arguments, which then causes the problem.

OK, then it's self-inflicted pain ;) 

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