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Re^3: Unable to Install HTTP::Proxy

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 26, 2013 at 09:42 UTC ( #1020644=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Unable to Install HTTP::Proxy
in thread Unable to Install HTTP::Proxy

read the rest of that paragraph,

Hm. That paragraph open with "Doesn't work on Windows"; and finishes with "let me know if it works any better".

That inspires no confidence.

try it for yourself

Have you tried it under Windows? If the answer is yes, then I'd suggest you contact the author and have him update that paragraph.


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Re^4: Unable to Install HTTP::Proxy
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 26, 2013 at 10:05 UTC

    ...

    Get some sleep or try it yourself?

    The documentation says

    However, David Fishburn says: This did not work for me under WinXP - ActiveState Perl 5.6, but it DOES work on WinXP ActiveState Perl 5.8.

    I haven't tried HTTP::Proxy::Engine::Threaded which uses threads and not fork

    But yes, I've check that it works, my notes

    it works, but make sure when you switch firefox in options+advanced+network+manual proxy, to remove localhost from the "no proxy for" list

    Alt+Tools
    - Advanced
    - Network
    - Connection Settings
    - Manual proxy configuration:
    No proxy for: localhost, 127.0.0.1
    
    
    about:config
    network.proxy.http;localhost
    network.proxy.http_port;8080
    network.proxy.type;1
    network.proxy.no_proxies_on;localhost, 127.0.0.1
    
    $ cat http_traffic $agent->get('http://search.cpan.org/'); $agent->form_name('f'); $agent->field('query', 'shoes my clown'); $agent->field('mode', 'all'); $agent->click();

      I did try it years ago under 5.8.something. It was totally unreliable under any load.

      I had a go at fixing it and eventually decided it was beyond fixing and sought an alternative solution.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

        I did try it years ago under 5.8.something. It was totally unreliable under any load.

        What does that mean?

        I had a go at fixing it and eventually decided it was beyond fixing and sought an alternative solution.

        What solution?

      "...try it yourself"

      OK, why not. This is always the best. But it only works like this:

      cpan>notest force install HTTP::Proxy::Engine::NoFork .... Appending installation info to C:\Perl\lib/perllocal.pod BOOK/HTTP-Proxy-0.26.tar.gz C:\Perl\site\bin\dmake.exe install -- OK

      Without notest force it freezes.

      Perl is v5.14.2 (ActivePerl) on XP SP3.

      It seem to work...

      Regards,Karl

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

        It seem to work...

        Now set a copy of it running and go into your browser and configure it to use the proxy.

        Then go to somewhere like youtube and navigate your way around a bit; watch a couple of videos and stuff. Still working?

        The try your favorite ajax-heavy site -- gmail or similar. Still working?


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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