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Net::HTTPSession

What Is This Library?

This library provides your program functions to access WWW documents via HTTP, Hyper Text Transfer Protocol version 1.1. For details of HTTP, refer [RFC2616] (www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt).

Examples

Getting Document From WWW Server

Example #1: Simple GET+print

require 'net/http'
Net::HTTP.get_print 'www.example.com', '/index.html'

Example #2: Simple GET+print by URL

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'
Net::HTTP.get_print URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html')

Example #3: More generic GET+print

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

url = URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html')
res = Net::HTTP.start(url.host, url.port) {|http|
  http.get('/index.html')
}
puts res.body

Example #4: More generic GET+print

require 'net/http'

url = URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html')
req = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url.path)
res = Net::HTTP.start(url.host, url.port) {|http|
  http.request(req)
}
puts res.body

Posting Form Data

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

#1: Simple POST
res = Net::HTTP.post_form(URI.parse('http://www.example.com/search.cgi'),
                          {'q'=>'ruby', 'max'=>'50'})
puts res.body

#2: POST with basic authentication
res = Net::HTTP.post_form(URI.parse('http://jack:pass@www.example.com/todo.cgi'),
                                    {'from'=>'2005-01-01', 'to'=>'2005-03-31'})
puts res.body

#3: Detailed control
url = URI.parse('http://www.example.com/todo.cgi')
req = Net::HTTP::Post.new(url.path)
req.basic_auth 'jack', 'pass'
req.set_form_data({'from'=>'2005-01-01', 'to'=>'2005-03-31'}, ';')
res = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port).start {|http| http.request(req) }
case res
when Net::HTTPSuccess, Net::HTTPRedirection
  # OK
else
  res.error!
end

Accessing via Net::HTTP.Proxy

Net::HTTP.Proxy creates http proxy class. It has same methods of Net::HTTP but its instances always connect to proxy, instead of given host.

require 'net/http'

proxy_addr = 'your.proxy.host'
proxy_port = 8080
        :
Net::HTTP::Proxy(proxy_addr, proxy_port).start('www.example.com') {|http|
  # always connect to your.proxy.addr:8080
        :
}

Since Net::HTTP.Proxy returns Net::HTTP itself when proxy_addr is nil, there's no need to change code if there's proxy or not.

There are two additional parameters in Net::HTTP.Proxy which allow to specify proxy user name and password:

Net::HTTP::Proxy(proxy_addr, proxy_port, proxy_user = nil, proxy_pass = nil)

You may use them to work with authorization-enabled proxies:

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

proxy_host = 'your.proxy.host'
proxy_port = 8080
uri = URI.parse(ENV['http_proxy'])
proxy_user, proxy_pass = uri.userinfo.split(/:/) if uri.userinfo
Net::HTTP::Proxy(proxy_host, proxy_port,
                 proxy_user, proxy_pass).start('www.example.com') {|http|
  # always connect to your.proxy.addr:8080 using specified username and password
        :
}

Note that net/http never rely on HTTP_PROXY environment variable. If you want to use proxy, set it explicitly.

Following Redirection

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

def fetch(uri_str, limit = 10)
  # You should choose better exception.
  raise ArgumentError, 'HTTP redirect too deep' if limit == 0

  response = Net::HTTP.get_response(URI.parse(uri_str))
  case response
  when Net::HTTPSuccess     then response
  when Net::HTTPRedirection then fetch(response['location'], limit - 1)
  else
    response.error!
  end
end

print fetch('http://www.ruby-lang.org')

Net::HTTPSuccess and Net::HTTPRedirection is a HTTPResponse class. All HTTPResponse objects belong to its own response class which indicate HTTP result status. For details of response classes, see section “HTTP Response Classes”.

Basic Authentication

require 'net/http'

Net::HTTP.start('www.example.com') {|http|
  req = Net::HTTP::Get.new('/secret-page.html')
  req.basic_auth 'account', 'password'
  response = http.request(req)
  print response.body
}

HTTP Request Classes

Here is HTTP request class hierarchy.

Net::HTTPRequest
    Net::HTTP::Get
    Net::HTTP::Head
    Net::HTTP::Post
    Net::HTTP::Put
    Net::HTTP::Proppatch
    Net::HTTP::Lock
    Net::HTTP::Unlock
    Net::HTTP::Options
    Net::HTTP::Propfind
    Net::HTTP::Delete
    Net::HTTP::Move
    Net::HTTP::Copy
    Net::HTTP::Mkcol
    Net::HTTP::Trace

HTTP Response Classes

Here is HTTP response class hierarchy. All classes are defined in Net module.

HTTPResponse
    HTTPUnknownResponse
    HTTPInformation                    # 1xx
        HTTPContinue                       # 100
        HTTPSwitchProtocl                  # 101
    HTTPSuccess                        # 2xx
        HTTPOK                             # 200
        HTTPCreated                        # 201
        HTTPAccepted                       # 202
        HTTPNonAuthoritativeInformation    # 203
        HTTPNoContent                      # 204
        HTTPResetContent                   # 205
        HTTPPartialContent                 # 206
    HTTPRedirection                    # 3xx
        HTTPMultipleChoice                 # 300
        HTTPMovedPermanently               # 301
        HTTPFound                          # 302
        HTTPSeeOther                       # 303
        HTTPNotModified                    # 304
        HTTPUseProxy                       # 305
        HTTPTemporaryRedirect              # 307
    HTTPClientError                    # 4xx
        HTTPBadRequest                     # 400
        HTTPUnauthorized                   # 401
        HTTPPaymentRequired                # 402
        HTTPForbidden                      # 403
        HTTPNotFound                       # 404
        HTTPMethodNotAllowed               # 405
        HTTPNotAcceptable                  # 406
        HTTPProxyAuthenticationRequired    # 407
        HTTPRequestTimeOut                 # 408
        HTTPConflict                       # 409
        HTTPGone                           # 410
        HTTPLengthRequired                 # 411
        HTTPPreconditionFailed             # 412
        HTTPRequestEntityTooLarge          # 413
        HTTPRequestURITooLong              # 414
        HTTPUnsupportedMediaType           # 415
        HTTPRequestedRangeNotSatisfiable   # 416
        HTTPExpectationFailed              # 417
    HTTPServerError                    # 5xx
        HTTPInternalServerError            # 500
        HTTPNotImplemented                 # 501
        HTTPBadGateway                     # 502
        HTTPServiceUnavailable             # 503
        HTTPGatewayTimeOut                 # 504
        HTTPVersionNotSupported            # 505

Switching Net::HTTP versions

You can use net/http.rb 1.1 features (bundled with Ruby 1.6) by calling Net::HTTP.version_1_1. Calling Net::HTTP.version_1_2 allows you to use 1.2 features again.

# example
Net::HTTP.start {|http1| ...(http1 has 1.2 features)... }

Net::HTTP.version_1_1
Net::HTTP.start {|http2| ...(http2 has 1.1 features)... }

Net::HTTP.version_1_2
Net::HTTP.start {|http3| ...(http3 has 1.2 features)... }

This function is NOT thread-safe.

Attributes

proxy_address[R]
proxy_pass[R]
proxy_port[R]
proxy_user[R]
address[R]

The host name to connect to.

close_on_empty_response[RW]
open_timeout[RW]

Seconds to wait until connection is opened. If the HTTP object cannot open a connection in this many seconds, it raises a TimeoutError exception.

port[R]

The port number to connect to.

read_timeout[R]

Seconds to wait until reading one block (by one read(2) call). If the HTTP object cannot open a connection in this many seconds, it raises a TimeoutError exception.

Public Class Methods

Proxy(p_addr, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil) click to toggle source

Creates an HTTP proxy class. Arguments are address/port of proxy host and username/password if authorization on proxy server is required. You can replace the HTTP class with created proxy class.

If ADDRESS is nil, this method returns self (Net::HTTP).

# Example
proxy_class = Net::HTTP::Proxy('proxy.example.com', 8080)
                :
proxy_class.start('www.ruby-lang.org') {|http|
  # connecting proxy.foo.org:8080
                :
}
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 641
def HTTP.Proxy(p_addr, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil)
  return self unless p_addr
  delta = ProxyDelta
  proxyclass = Class.new(self)
  proxyclass.module_eval {
    include delta
    # with proxy
    @is_proxy_class = true
    @proxy_address = p_addr
    @proxy_port    = p_port || default_port()
    @proxy_user    = p_user
    @proxy_pass    = p_pass
  }
  proxyclass
end
            
default_port() click to toggle source

The default port to use for HTTP requests; defaults to 80.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 414
def HTTP.default_port
  http_default_port()
end
            
get(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil) click to toggle source

Send a GET request to the target and return the response as a string. The target can either be specified as (uri), or as (host, path, port = 80); so:

print Net::HTTP.get(URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html'))

or:

print Net::HTTP.get('www.example.com', '/index.html')
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 355
def HTTP.get(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil)
  get_response(uri_or_host, path, port).body
end
            
get_print(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil) click to toggle source

Get body from target and output it to +$stdout+. The target can either be specified as (uri), or as (host, path, port = 80); so:

Net::HTTP.get_print URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html')

or:

Net::HTTP.get_print 'www.example.com', '/index.html'
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 336
def HTTP.get_print(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil)
  get_response(uri_or_host, path, port) {|res|
    res.read_body do |chunk|
      $stdout.print chunk
    end
  }
  nil
end
            
get_response(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil, &block) click to toggle source

Send a GET request to the target and return the response as a Net::HTTPResponse object. The target can either be specified as (uri), or as (host, path, port = 80); so:

res = Net::HTTP.get_response(URI.parse('http://www.example.com/index.html'))
print res.body

or:

res = Net::HTTP.get_response('www.example.com', '/index.html')
print res.body
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 371
def HTTP.get_response(uri_or_host, path = nil, port = nil, &block)
  if path
    host = uri_or_host
    new(host, port || HTTP.default_port).start {|http|
      return http.request_get(path, &block)
    }
  else
    uri = uri_or_host
    new(uri.host, uri.port).start {|http|
      return http.request_get(uri.request_uri, &block)
    }
  end
end
            
http_default_port() click to toggle source

The default port to use for HTTP requests; defaults to 80.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 419
def HTTP.http_default_port
  80
end
            
https_default_port() click to toggle source

The default port to use for HTTPS requests; defaults to 443.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 424
def HTTP.https_default_port
  443
end
            
is_version_1_1?() click to toggle source
Alias for: version_1_1?
is_version_1_2?() click to toggle source
Alias for: version_1_2?
new(address, port = nil, p_addr = nil, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil) click to toggle source

Creates a new Net::HTTP object. If proxy_addr is given, creates an Net::HTTP object with proxy support. This method does not open the TCP connection.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 450
def HTTP.new(address, port = nil, p_addr = nil, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil)
  h = Proxy(p_addr, p_port, p_user, p_pass).newobj(address, port)
  h.instance_eval {
    @newimpl = ::Net::HTTP.version_1_2?
  }
  h
end
            
Also aliased as: newobj
new(address, port = nil) click to toggle source

Creates a new Net::HTTP object for the specified address. This method does not open the TCP connection.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 460
def initialize(address, port = nil)
  @address = address
  @port    = (port || HTTP.default_port)
  @curr_http_version = HTTPVersion
  @seems_1_0_server = false
  @close_on_empty_response = false
  @socket  = nil
  @started = false
  @open_timeout = nil
  @read_timeout = 60
  @debug_output = nil
  @use_ssl = false
  @ssl_context = nil
end
            
newobj(address, port = nil, p_addr = nil, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil) click to toggle source
Alias for: new
post_form(url, params) click to toggle source

Posts HTML form data to the URL. Form data must be represented as a Hash of String to String, e.g:

{ "cmd" => "search", "q" => "ruby", "max" => "50" }

This method also does Basic Authentication iff URL.user exists.

Example:

require 'net/http'
require 'uri'

HTTP.post_form URI.parse('http://www.example.com/search.cgi'),
               { "q" => "ruby", "max" => "50" }
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 400
def HTTP.post_form(url, params)
  req = Post.new(url.path)
  req.form_data = params
  req.basic_auth url.user, url.password if url.user
  new(url.host, url.port).start {|http|
    http.request(req)
  }
end
            
proxy_class?() click to toggle source

returns true if self is a class which was created by HTTP::Proxy.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 659
def proxy_class?
  @is_proxy_class
end
            
start(address, port = nil, p_addr = nil, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil) click to toggle source

creates a new Net::HTTP object and opens its TCP connection and HTTP session. If the optional block is given, the newly created Net::HTTP object is passed to it and closed when the block finishes. In this case, the return value of this method is the return value of the block. If no block is given, the return value of this method is the newly created Net::HTTP object itself, and the caller is responsible for closing it upon completion.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 439
def HTTP.start(address, port = nil, p_addr = nil, p_port = nil, p_user = nil, p_pass = nil, &block) # :yield: +http+
  new(address, port, p_addr, p_port, p_user, p_pass).start(&block)
end
            
version_1_1() click to toggle source

Turns on net/http 1.1 (ruby 1.6) features. Defaults to OFF in ruby 1.8.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 300
def HTTP.version_1_1
  @newimpl = false
end
            
version_1_1?() click to toggle source

true if net/http is in version 1.1 compatible mode. Defaults to true.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 312
def HTTP.version_1_1?
  not @newimpl
end
            
Also aliased as: is_version_1_1?
version_1_2() click to toggle source

Turns on net/http 1.2 (ruby 1.8) features. Defaults to ON in ruby 1.8.

I strongly recommend to call this method always.

require 'net/http'
Net::HTTP.version_1_2
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 294
def HTTP.version_1_2
  @newimpl = true
end
            
version_1_2?() click to toggle source

true if net/http is in version 1.2 mode. Defaults to true.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 306
def HTTP.version_1_2?
  @newimpl
end
            
Also aliased as: is_version_1_2?

Public Instance Methods

active?() click to toggle source
Alias for: started?
copy(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a COPY request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 906
def copy(path, initheader = nil)
  request(Copy.new(path, initheader))
end
            
delete(path, initheader = {'Depth' => 'Infinity'}) click to toggle source

Sends a DELETE request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 894
def delete(path, initheader = {'Depth' => 'Infinity'})
  request(Delete.new(path, initheader))
end
            
finish() click to toggle source

Finishes HTTP session and closes TCP connection. Raises IOError if not started.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 601
def finish
  raise IOError, 'HTTP session not yet started' unless started?
  do_finish
end
            
get(path, initheader = nil, dest = nil) click to toggle source

Gets data from path on the connected-to host. header must be a Hash like { 'Accept' => '/', … }.

In version 1.1 (ruby 1.6), this method returns a pair of objects, a Net::HTTPResponse object and the entity body string. In version 1.2 (ruby 1.8), this method returns a Net::HTTPResponse object.

If called with a block, yields each fragment of the entity body in turn as a string as it is read from the socket. Note that in this case, the returned response object will not contain a (meaningful) body.

dest argument is obsolete. It still works but you must not use it.

In version 1.1, this method might raise an exception for 3xx (redirect). In this case you can get a HTTPResponse object by “anException.response”.

In version 1.2, this method never raises exception.

# version 1.1 (bundled with Ruby 1.6)
response, body = http.get('/index.html')

# version 1.2 (bundled with Ruby 1.8 or later)
response = http.get('/index.html')

# using block
File.open('result.txt', 'w') {|f|
  http.get('/~foo/') do |str|
    f.write str
  end
}
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 770
def get(path, initheader = nil, dest = nil, &block) # :yield: +body_segment+
  res = nil
  request(Get.new(path, initheader)) {|r|
    r.read_body dest, &block
    res = r
  }
  unless @newimpl
    res.value
    return res, res.body
  end

  res
end
            
get2(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source
Alias for: request_get
head(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Gets only the header from path on the connected-to host. header is a Hash like { 'Accept' => '/', … }.

This method returns a Net::HTTPResponse object.

In version 1.1, this method might raise an exception for 3xx (redirect). On the case you can get a HTTPResponse object by “anException.response”. In version 1.2, this method never raises an exception.

response = nil
Net::HTTP.start('some.www.server', 80) {|http|
  response = http.head('/index.html')
}
p response['content-type']
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 800
def head(path, initheader = nil) 
  res = request(Head.new(path, initheader))
  res.value unless @newimpl
  res
end
            
head2(path, initheader = nil, &block) click to toggle source
Alias for: request_head
inspect() click to toggle source
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 475
def inspect
  "#<#{self.class} #{@address}:#{@port} open=#{started?}>"
end
            
lock(path, body, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a LOCK request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 870
def lock(path, body, initheader = nil)
  request(Lock.new(path, initheader), body)
end
            
mkcol(path, body = nil, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a MKCOL request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 912
def mkcol(path, body = nil, initheader = nil)
  request(Mkcol.new(path, initheader), body)
end
            
move(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a MOVE request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 900
def move(path, initheader = nil)
  request(Move.new(path, initheader))
end
            
options(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a OPTIONS request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 882
def options(path, initheader = nil)
  request(Options.new(path, initheader))
end
            
post(path, data, initheader = nil, dest = nil) click to toggle source

Posts data (must be a String) to path. header must be a Hash like { 'Accept' => '/', … }.

In version 1.1 (ruby 1.6), this method returns a pair of objects, a Net::HTTPResponse object and an entity body string. In version 1.2 (ruby 1.8), this method returns a Net::HTTPResponse object.

If called with a block, yields each fragment of the entity body in turn as a string as it are read from the socket. Note that in this case, the returned response object will not contain a (meaningful) body.

dest argument is obsolete. It still works but you must not use it.

In version 1.1, this method might raise an exception for 3xx (redirect). In this case you can get an HTTPResponse object by “anException.response”. In version 1.2, this method never raises exception.

# version 1.1
response, body = http.post('/cgi-bin/search.rb', 'query=foo')

# version 1.2
response = http.post('/cgi-bin/search.rb', 'query=foo')

# using block
File.open('result.txt', 'w') {|f|
  http.post('/cgi-bin/search.rb', 'query=foo') do |str|
    f.write str
  end
}

You should set Content-Type: header field for POST. If no Content-Type: field given, this method uses “application/x-www-form-urlencoded” by default.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 843
def post(path, data, initheader = nil, dest = nil, &block) # :yield: +body_segment+
  res = nil
  request(Post.new(path, initheader), data) {|r|
    r.read_body dest, &block
    res = r
  }
  unless @newimpl
    res.value
    return res, res.body
  end
  res
end
            
post2(path, data, initheader = nil) click to toggle source
Alias for: request_post
propfind(path, body = nil, initheader = {'Depth' => '0'}) click to toggle source

Sends a PROPFIND request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 888
def propfind(path, body = nil, initheader = {'Depth' => '0'})
  request(Propfind.new(path, initheader), body)
end
            
proppatch(path, body, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a PROPPATCH request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 864
def proppatch(path, body, initheader = nil)
  request(Proppatch.new(path, initheader), body)
end
            
proxy?() click to toggle source

True if self is a HTTP proxy class.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 670
def proxy?
  self.class.proxy_class?
end
            
proxy_address() click to toggle source

Address of proxy host. If self does not use a proxy, nil.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 675
def proxy_address
  self.class.proxy_address
end
            
Also aliased as: proxyaddr
proxy_pass() click to toggle source

User password for accessing proxy. If self does not use a proxy, nil.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 690
def proxy_pass
  self.class.proxy_pass
end
            
proxy_port() click to toggle source

Port number of proxy host. If self does not use a proxy, nil.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 680
def proxy_port
  self.class.proxy_port
end
            
Also aliased as: proxyport
proxy_user() click to toggle source

User name for accessing proxy. If self does not use a proxy, nil.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 685
def proxy_user
  self.class.proxy_user
end
            
proxyaddr() click to toggle source
Alias for: proxy_address
proxyport() click to toggle source
Alias for: proxy_port
read_timeout=(sec) click to toggle source

Setter for the #read_timeout attribute.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 510
def read_timeout=(sec)
  @socket.read_timeout = sec if @socket
  @read_timeout = sec
end
            
request(req, body = nil) click to toggle source

Sends an HTTPRequest object REQUEST to the HTTP server. This method also sends DATA string if REQUEST is a post/put request. Giving DATA for get/head request causes ArgumentError.

When called with a block, yields an HTTPResponse object. The body of this response will not have been read yet; the caller can process it using Net::HTTPResponse#read_body, if desired.

Returns a HTTPResponse object.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 1033
def request(req, body = nil, &block)  # :yield: +response+
  unless started?
    start {
      req['connection'] ||= 'close'
      return request(req, body, &block)
    }
  end
  if proxy_user()
    unless use_ssl?
      req.proxy_basic_auth proxy_user(), proxy_pass()
    end
  end

  req.set_body_internal body
  begin
    begin_transport req
    req.exec @socket, @curr_http_version, edit_path(req.path)
    begin
      res = HTTPResponse.read_new(@socket)
    end while res.kind_of?(HTTPContinue)
    res.reading_body(@socket, req.response_body_permitted?) {
      yield res if block_given?
    }
    end_transport req, res
  rescue => exception
    D "Conn close because of error #{exception}"
    @socket.close if @socket and not @socket.closed?
    raise exception
  end

  res
end
            
request_get(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a GET request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

When called with a block, yields an HTTPResponse object. The body of this response will not have been read yet; the caller can process it using Net::HTTPResponse#read_body, if desired.

Returns the response.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

response = http.request_get('/index.html')
# The entity body is already read here.
p response['content-type']
puts response.body

# using block
http.request_get('/index.html') {|response|
  p response['content-type']
  response.read_body do |str|   # read body now
    print str
  end
}
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 947
def request_get(path, initheader = nil, &block) # :yield: +response+
  request(Get.new(path, initheader), &block)
end
            
Also aliased as: get2
request_head(path, initheader = nil, &block) click to toggle source

Sends a HEAD request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

Returns the response.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

response = http.request_head('/index.html')
p response['content-type']
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 961
def request_head(path, initheader = nil, &block)
  request(Head.new(path, initheader), &block)
end
            
Also aliased as: head2
request_post(path, data, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a POST request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

When called with a block, yields an HTTPResponse object. The body of this response will not have been read yet; the caller can process it using Net::HTTPResponse#read_body, if desired.

Returns the response.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

# example
response = http.request_post('/cgi-bin/nice.rb', 'datadatadata...')
p response.status
puts response.body          # body is already read

# using block
http.request_post('/cgi-bin/nice.rb', 'datadatadata...') {|response|
  p response.status
  p response['content-type']
  response.read_body do |str|   # read body now
    print str
  end
}
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 991
def request_post(path, data, initheader = nil, &block) # :yield: +response+
  request Post.new(path, initheader), data, &block
end
            
Also aliased as: post2
send_request(name, path, data = nil, header = nil) click to toggle source

Sends an HTTP request to the HTTP server. This method also sends DATA string if DATA is given.

Returns a HTTPResponse object.

This method never raises Net::* exceptions.

response = http.send_request('GET', '/index.html')
puts response.body
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 1015
def send_request(name, path, data = nil, header = nil)
  r = HTTPGenericRequest.new(name,(data ? true : false),true,path,header)
  request r, data
end
            
set_debug_output(output) click to toggle source

WARNING This method causes serious security hole. Never use this method in production code.

Set an output stream for debugging.

http = Net::HTTP.new
http.set_debug_output $stderr
http.start { .... }
 
               # File net/http.rb, line 488
def set_debug_output(output)
  warn 'Net::HTTP#set_debug_output called after HTTP started' if started?
  @debug_output = output
end
            
start() click to toggle source

Opens TCP connection and HTTP session.

When this method is called with block, gives a HTTP object to the block and closes the TCP connection / HTTP session after the block executed.

When called with a block, returns the return value of the block; otherwise, returns self.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 538
def start  # :yield: http
  raise IOError, 'HTTP session already opened' if @started
  if block_given?
    begin
      do_start
      return yield(self)
    ensure
      do_finish
    end
  end
  do_start
  self
end
            
started?() click to toggle source

returns true if the HTTP session is started.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 516
def started?
  @started
end
            
Also aliased as: active?
trace(path, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a TRACE request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 918
def trace(path, initheader = nil)
  request(Trace.new(path, initheader))
end
            
unlock(path, body, initheader = nil) click to toggle source

Sends a UNLOCK request to the path and gets a response, as an HTTPResponse object.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 876
def unlock(path, body, initheader = nil)
  request(Unlock.new(path, initheader), body)
end
            
use_ssl?() click to toggle source

returns true if use SSL/TLS with HTTP.

 
               # File net/http.rb, line 525
def use_ssl?
  false   # redefined in net/https
end