requests-unixsocket

by msabramo

Use requests to talk HTTP via a UNIX domain socket

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Use

requests 
_ to talk HTTP via a UNIX domain socket

Usage

Explicit ++++++++

You can use it by instantiating a special

Session
object:

.. code-block:: python

import json

import requests_unixsocket

session = requests_unixsocket.Session()

r = session.get('http+unix://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/info') registry_config = r.json()['RegistryConfig'] print(json.dumps(registry_config, indent=4))

Implicit (monkeypatching) +++++++++++++++++++++++++

Monkeypatching allows you to use the functionality in this module, while making minimal changes to your code. Note that in the above example we had to instantiate a special

requests_unixsocket.Session
object and call the
get
method on that object. Calling
requests.get(url)
(the easiest way to use requests and probably very common), would not work. But we can make it work by doing monkeypatching.

You can monkeypatch globally:

.. code-block:: python

import requests_unixsocket

requests_unixsocket.monkeypatch()

r = requests.get('http+unix://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/info') assert r.status_code == 200

or you can do it temporarily using a context manager:

.. code-block:: python

import requests_unixsocket

with requests_unixsocket.monkeypatch(): r = requests.get('http+unix://%2Fvar%2Frun%2Fdocker.sock/info') assert r.status_code == 200

Abstract namespace sockets ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

To connect to an

abstract namespace
socket 
_ (Linux only), prefix the name with a NULL byte (i.e.:
\0
) - e.g.:

.. code-block:: python

import requests_unixsocket

session = requests_unixsocket.Session() res = session.get('http+unix://\0test_socket/get') print(res.text)

For an example program that illustrates this, see

examples/abstract_namespace.py
in the git repo. Since abstract namespace sockets are specific to Linux, the program will only work on Linux.

See also

  • https://github.com/httpie/httpie-unixsocket - a plugin for
    HTTPie 
    _ that allows you to interact with UNIX domain sockets

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