Python – How to make HTTP request through a (tor) socks proxy using python

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I'm trying to make a HTTP request using python. I tried changing my windows system proxy (using inetcpl.cpl )

url = 'http://www.whatismyip.com'
request = urllib2.Request(url)
request.add_header('Cache-Control','max-age=0')
request.set_proxy('127.0.0.1:9050', 'socks')
response = urllib2.urlopen(request)
response.read()

is giving me the error

Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in

response = urllib2.urlopen(request) File "C:\Python27\lib\urllib2.py", line 126, in urlopen
return _opener.open(url, data, timeout) File "C:\Python27\lib\urllib2.py", line 400, in open
response = self._open(req, data) File "C:\Python27\lib\urllib2.py", line 423, in _open
'unknown_open', req) File "C:\Python27\lib\urllib2.py", line 378, in _call_chain
result = func(*args) File "C:\Python27\lib\urllib2.py", line 1240, in unknown_open
raise URLError('unknown url type: %s' % type) URLError:

Best Solution

I'm the OP. According to the answer given by Tisho, this worked for me:

import urllib, urllib2

##Download SocksiPy - A Python SOCKS client module. ( http://code.google.com/p/socksipy-branch/downloads/list )
##Simply copy the file "socks.py" to your Python's lib/site-packages directory, and initiate a socks socket like this.
## NOTE: you must use socks before urllib2.
import socks
import socket
socks.setdefaultproxy(socks.PROXY_TYPE_SOCKS5, "127.0.0.1", 9050)
socket.socket = socks.socksocket

url = 'http://ifconfig.me/ip'
request = urllib2.Request(url)
request.add_header('Cache-Control','max-age=0')
response = urllib2.urlopen(request)
print response.read()
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