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Old 12-01-2011, 06:56 PM   #1
brian9000
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Academic Libraries and Recipes

I am affiliated with a university with an excellent library. We have loads of digital content that is remotely accessible via VPN and proxy server. I was wondering if anyone else out there had thought of -- or actually created -- recipes (particularly for news from the Economist, NYTimes, WSJ, etc.) that only download after authentication through a proxy or VPN. For example, at my university we don't have to deal with the paywall on the NYTimes website, obviating the need for login and passwords.

Any thoughts?
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Well I don't know how the proxy works at your uni but I wrote a recipe that uses my university's access using the following:
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Code:
#LOGIN
    def get_browser(self):
        br = BasicNewsRecipe.get_browser()
        br.open('http://ipacez.nd.edu.au/login?url=http://www.mja.com.au')
        br.select_form(nr=0)
        br['user'] = self.username
        br['pass'] = self.password
        br.submit()
        return br


And then I later had to append the proxy to the url so it would re-route and pickup the authentication like so:
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Code:
curarticle.url = curarticle.url.replace('http://www.mja.com.au', 'http://www.mja.com.au.ipacez.nd.edu.au')


That full recipe is here: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=157692

Anyway I hope that helps, or at least gives you some ideas .
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