Using ruby Net::HTTP with self signed certificates

Probably more of a ruby question than a rails question but I am trying
to retrieve a file from my web server that requires ssl but uses a self
signed certificate.

Looking through all of the documentation at
http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/net/http/rdoc/index.html
and
http://www.ruby-doc.org/stdlib/libdoc/net/http/rdoc/classes/Net/HTTP.html

I don’t see any way that I could do something equivalent to like wget…

wget -no-check-certificate https://myserver/myfile.txt

Is there any way to accomplish this with net/http or do I have to
execute a shell wget and open the file locally?

Craig

On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 10:04 -0700, Craig W. wrote:

wget -no-check-certificate https://myserver/myfile.txt

Is there any way to accomplish this with net/http or do I have to
execute a shell wget and open the file locally?


OK, I think I have this solved but I’m hamstrung by a ‘?’ in the URL…

in console…

url.path =
“/horde/kronolith/ics.php?c=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9”
URI::InvalidComponentError: bad component(expected absolute path
component): /horde/kronolith/ics.php?c=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9
from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/uri/generic.rb:475:in check_path' from /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/uri/generic.rb:495:inpath=’
from (irb):354
from :0

and if I substitute %3F for the ? it will accept the ‘path’…

url.path = “/horde/kronolith/ics.php%
3Fc=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9”
=> “/horde/kronolith/ics.php%3Fc=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9”

but it doesn’t work

res = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, 443)
=> #<Net::HTTP my_server:443 open=false>

res.use_ssl=true
=> true

res.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE
=> 0

ret=res.start {|http| http.request(req)}
=> #<Net::HTTPBadRequest 400 Bad Request readbody=true>

nor does this URL work with wget…

wget --no-check-certificate
https://craig:*****@my_server//horde/kronolith/ics.php%
3Fc=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9
–13:06:07–
https://craig:password@my_server//horde/kronolith/ics.php%
3Fc=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9
=> `ics.php?c=5be410ec5238fc93c1f66b1a935365c9.1’
Resolving my_server… 192.168.3.5
Connecting to my_server|192.168.3.5|:443… connected.
WARNING: Certificate verification error for my_server: self signed
certificate
HTTP request sent, awaiting response… 404 Not Found
13:06:07 ERROR 404: Not Found.

of course with a ? instead of %3F, it works

How does one use net/http (net/https) with URL’s that have a ?

?

Craig

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