18.24.9 Example of Client Usage

# simple test program (from the XML-RPC specification)
from xmlrpclib import ServerProxy, Error

# server = ServerProxy("http://localhost:8000") # local server
server = ServerProxy("http://betty.userland.com")

print server

    print server.examples.getStateName(41)
except Error, v:
    print "ERROR", v

To access an XML-RPC server through a proxy, you need to define a custom transport. The following example, written by NoboNobo, shows how:

import xmlrpclib, httplib

class ProxiedTransport(xmlrpclib.Transport):
    def set_proxy(self, proxy):
        self.proxy = proxy
    def make_connection(self, host):
        self.realhost = host
	h = httplib.HTTP(self.proxy)
	return h
    def send_request(self, connection, handler, request_body):
        connection.putrequest("POST", 'http://%s%s' % (self.realhost, handler))
    def send_host(self, connection, host):
        connection.putheader('Host', self.realhost)

p = ProxiedTransport()
server = xmlrpclib.Server('http://time.xmlrpc.com/RPC2', transport=p)
print server.currentTime.getCurrentTime()
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