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December 8th, 2012, 07:55 AM
Hi All

I've been playing around with PyQt lately and I wanted to use it and the module ftplib for something cool. I've been having issues with the ftplib module, I do not know why it's not working and google isn't helping

The simplest code for instance
from ftplib import FTP
f = FTP("ftp://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/")
throws the following error

File "test.py", line 2, in <module>
f = FTP("ftp://ftp.leg.uct.ac.za/pub/")
File "/usr/lib/python3.2/ftplib.py", line 113, in __init__
File "/usr/lib/python3.2/ftplib.py", line 142, in connect
self.sock = socket.create_connection((self.host, self.port), self.timeout)
File "/usr/lib/python3.2/socket.py", line 386, in create_connection
for res in getaddrinfo(host, port, 0, SOCK_STREAM):
socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name or service not known

What does this mean? Please help


December 8th, 2012, 03:27 PM
Don't you think ftp:// is a little redundant? I tried without it and was able to connect to another server.

December 10th, 2012, 01:55 PM
Lol Thanx, guess I was just being stupid. I removed it and it worked.