[mod_python] Error in reading remote server file with HTTP

rahul.warhekar at edisphere.com rahul.warhekar at edisphere.com
Tue Aug 10 12:56:31 EDT 2010

Thanks Bond,

But can you help me elaborating what kind of permission is required to
access the file using Webserver.
So that i can make necessary changes.

> Suspect this is not a mod_python issue so much as a permissions issue.
> When
> running from webserver, you will use different username and hence have
> different permissions than when running from command line or IDE.
> And given that web servers are sometimes SUID processes, os.access() is
> possibly not what you want, as it is designed to do different things in
> suid
> environment.
> On 5/08/10 10:49 PM, "Rahul Warhekar" <rahul.warhekar at edisphere.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Ok, I will change my question.
>> I want to open remote servers text file using mod_python in my program,
>> to
>> display file contents in browser for reading.
>> But I am getting result as ŒFALSE¹ when I tried to check the
>> availability of
>> that path in my program. For checking path I have used
>> Os.access(path, os.F_OK) function.
>> But for information when I used the same function with same path from
>> Python
>> IDE I am getting output as ŒTRUE¹.
>> Please guide me with the problem. I am being stuck on this place.
>> Thanks,
>> Rahul Warhekar
>> From: mod_python-bounces at modpython.org
>> [mailto:mod_python-bounces at modpython.org] On Behalf Of Rahul Warhekar
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2010 9:16 PM
>> To: mod_python at modpython.org
>> Subject: [mod_python] Error in reading remote server file with HTTP
>> Hello All,
>> I am trying to read file from remote machine using mod_python, but I am
>> getting Error while using opening the file.
>> So I tried to use os.access (path, F_OK) to check for path availability
>> from
>> Python IDE so it returns ŒTrue¹ but when I
>> Tries the same os.access(path, F_OK) function from browser it is
>> returning
>> ŒFalse¹.
>> I think this function might be due to some security reasons but my
>> os.access()
>> is returning true when executed from
>> Python IDE.
>> Any help regarding this will be greatly appreciated.
>>  Thanks In advance
>> Rahul Warhekar
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