This example assumes your QUOTAGUARD_URL environment variable is set and contains your unique connection string. 

urllib2 is a basic library used for HTTP communication in Python and uses environment variables to set a proxy service.

In your application initialization you should set the http_proxy variable to match the QUOTAGUARD_URL.

# Assign QuotaGuard to your environment's http_proxy variable


os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL']


To test in the Python interpreter


import urllib2, os
os.environ['http_proxy'] = os.environ['QUOTAGUARD_URL']
url = ''
proxy = urllib2.ProxyHandler()
opener = urllib2.build_opener(proxy)
in_ =
res =
print res