Scripts with connection

Category: Python

DanPorat
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2012-06-04 12:25 pm EST

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Hi ,

I ahve a few scripts I am trying to run but somehow they fail.
The scripts open a connection outside and get some data from other sites.
Currently , they fail on connection problems.

I would like to know if you prohibit scripts from doing actions such as scraping , DB mining , etc...

Thanks

Dan

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Arn
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2012-06-04 1:00 pm EST
Hello DanPorat,

We do not prohibit scripts from doing that, but the firewalls are set to prevent outside connections without proper authentication. You may want to test connection from the outside database source to the website using something like Telnet. If you're connecting to a MySQL database, the typical port is 3306. I'll add an article at the bottom of this post that has examples of how to use telnet. Note that the article talks about EMAIL, but the relevant part of it is about testing the port numbers with telnet in a DOS command line.

Diagnosing Ports with Telnet


If you have any further questions, please contact technical support or leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Regards,

Arnel C.

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