[Tutor] urllib2 issue getting realm
johan at accesstel.com.au
Wed Aug 31 14:27:33 CEST 2011
Focusing on the code below, do you know why it would raise the exception for the first IP and not for the second?
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On 31/08/2011, at 22:09, Sander Sweers <sander.sweers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 August 2011 09:46, Johan Geldenhuys <johan at accesstel.com.au> wrote:
>> I am trying to use a very simple piece of code to get the realm from
>> different HTTPS URLs.
>> This realm is essential for successful authentication on the HTTPS session.
> I think you got 2 things mixed up, http authentication and encrypted
> http (https). Just having a https url does not mean you need to
> authenticate. Take 'https://mail.google.com' as an example.
>> If have to run this for a few different hosts and capture the realm.
>> For one host, it works perfectly, but when I try the same code to get the
>> next realm, it fails. I suspect that I need to close some type of
>> connections or something, but I can't put my finger on it.
>> For the next one:
>> ... req = urllib2.Request(URL % ips)
>> ... handle = urllib2.urlopen(req)
>> ... except IOError, e:
>> ... print `e`
>> See, no "e" printed which means that something worked. The exception didn't
>> happen and I don't know why...Anybody?
> Yes, when you type the url into your browser. I suspect it does not
> ask you to authenticate via http authentication. Therefor no exception
> is raised and you never print the headers.
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