Python-Requests close http connection

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I think a more reliable way of closing a connection is to tell the sever explicitly to close it in a way compliant with HTTP specification:

HTTP/1.1 defines the "close" connection option for the sender to signal that the connection will be closed after completion of the response. For example,

   Connection: close

in either the request or the response header fields indicates that the connection SHOULD NOT be considered `persistent' (section 8.1) after the current request/response is complete.

The Connection: close header is added to the actual request:

r =, data=body, headers={'Connection':'close'})

~ Answered on 2013-03-19 22:37:27

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