Python POST request

If you’re trying to send a python POST request with httplib, but it’s not working like example tells. Try this minor fix:

Here is an example session that shows how to “POST” requests:

>>> import httplib, urllib
>>> params = urllib.urlencode({‘spam’: 1, ‘eggs’: 2, ‘bacon’: 0})
>>> headers = {“Content-Type”: “application/x-www-form-urlencoded”,
… “Accept”: “text/plain”}
>>> conn = httplib.HTTPConnection(“″)
>>> conn.request(“POST”, “/cgi-bin/query”, params, headers)
>>> response = conn.getresponse()
>>> print response.status, response.reason
200 OK
>>> data =
>>> conn.close()

Thanks to wireshark and the working command below, so example above could be compared.

curl -d foo=bar http://localhost

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