Python: disabling deprecation warning

DeprecationWarning: Python 2.6 is no longer supported by the Python core team, please upgrade your Python.

If you get this deprecation warning and you can’t upgrade to a newer Python version, it’s possible to disable this warning:

import warnings
warnings.filterwarnings("ignore", category=DeprecationWarning)

Using Python Requests 2.2.1 with SNI

Server-Name-Indication, or SNI, is an official extension to SSL where the client tells the server what hostname it is contacting. It allows to host multiple SSL enabled website on one IP. To get SNI working with requests 2.2.1 you would need the following steps.

To install next packages:

If it works for you, that’s great.  But if doesn’t, you might want to make sure:

  • you have pyOpenSSL >= 0.13 (if you install it with apt-get or yum you need to remove that version and to reinstall it with pip)
  • you also have python-devel
  • you have libffi and libffi-devel

Once you have all these packages you should be able to use Requests which is able to talk to SNI enabled servers.



How to send a message over Jabber from Python

Sending a message over Jabber from Python is a simple task. Let’s install Python Jabber/XMPP implementation called pyxmpp2:

python-pip install pyxmpp2

Now download client example:


And run:


After you enter all data a message will be sent.

How to get favicon.ico files from Alexa Top 1000 sites in 2 minutes with Python

Make folders:

mkdir -p favicons/icons ; cd favicons

Get a list of Alexa Top 1000 sites:

curl -s -O ; unzip -q -o top-1m.csv ; head -1000 top-1m.csv | cut -d, -f2 | cut -d/ -f1 > topsites.txt

Former time-saving oneliner was found here.

yum install python-gevent

Gevent is a high-performance network framework for Python built on top of libevent and greenlets.

Few modifications of an example shipped with gevent:

# Copyright (c) 2009 Denis Bilenko. See LICENSE for details.
"""Spawn multiple workers and wait for them to complete"""

ursl = []
urls = lines = ['http://www.' + line.strip() for line in open('topsites.txt')]

import gevent
from gevent import monkey

# patches stdlib (including socket and ssl modules) to cooperate with other greenlets

import urllib2
from socket import setdefaulttimeout

def print_head(url):
     print ('Starting %s' % url)
     url = url + '/favicon.ico'
         data = urllib2.urlopen(url).read()
         except Exception, e:
         print 'error', url, e

    fn = 'icons/' + url[+11:].replace("/", "-")
    myFile = file(fn, 'w')

jobs = [gevent.spawn(print_head, url) for url in urls]

[dande@host favicons]$ time python ./

real 0m50.644s
user 0m1.914s
sys 0m0.888s
[dande@host favicons]$
[dande@host favicons]$ ls icons/ | wc -l
[dande@host favicons]$

Well, there’s no much sense except fooling around with Python.