[ACCEPTED]-Why am I getting socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] from Python HTTPLib-sockets
socket.gaierror comes from Python not being able to 16 run
getnameinfo(). In your case it is likely the 15 first one. That function takes a host and 14 a port and returns a list of tuples with 13 information about how to connect to a host. If 12 you give a host name to that function there 11 will be a try to resolve the IP address 10 deeper below.
So, the error should come from 9 Python not being able to resolve the address 8 you have written (
yun.local) to a valid IP address. I 7 would suggest you look in
/etc/hosts on the device 6 to see if it is defined there. You can also 5 try with command line tools such as
host or 4
telnet, just to check the resolving:
[pugo@q-bert ~]$ telnet localhost 80 Trying ::1... Trying 127.0.0.1... telnet: Unable to connect to remote host: Connection refused
There 3 it managed to resolve my
::1 (IPv6) and 2
127.0.0.1 (IPv4), because it exists in
/etc/resolv.conf. If I instead 1 try with your host:
[pugo@q-bert ~]$ telnet yun.local 80 telnet: could not resolve yun.local/80: Name or service not known
In my case, I changed the hostname. So I 4 realized the /etc/hosts remained the old 3 hostname, I just updated to the new hostname 2 in the /etc/hosts file and that worked for 1 me.
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