Getting started with urllib2 - QuotaGuard Static

    Note: This example assumes your QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL environment variable is set and contains your unique connection string.

    urllib2 is a basic library used for HTTP communication in Python and uses environment variables to set a proxy service.

    In your application initialization you should set the http_proxy variable to match the QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL.

    Assign QuotaGuard to your environment’s http_proxy variable:

    os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL']

    To test in the Python interpreter:

    import urllib2, os
    
    os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARDSTATIC_URL']
    url = 'http://ip.jsontest.com/'
    proxy = urllib2.ProxyHandler()
    
    opener = urllib2.build_opener(proxy)
    in_ = opener.open(url)
    
    res = in_.read()
    print res
    

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