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Why cant I connect through a proxy using perl?

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Nov 04, 2001 at 01:42 UTC
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Description:

Well, I had in mind to let my program connect to a server through a proxy.

For this, I'm using LWP::UserAgent. Though my problem is that regardless of what proxy I use, I cant connect out. If I "remove" the proxy, everything works fine, but not with it.

I believe the problem has something to do with the "no_proxy" definition.

$ua->proxy('http', 'http://my.proxy.com:80/'); $ua->no_proxy('proxy.com');

Anyone have any idea of what Im doing wrong?

Thanks in advance

Edited by footpad, ~Sun Nov 25 04:28:22 2001 (GMT)

Answer: Why cant I connect through a proxy using perl?
contributed by IlyaM

I don't know what the reason of your problem but often turning on debug trace in LWP helps to debug problems with LWP.

Try to add

use LWP::Debug qw(+);

into you program and see what happens when it tryes to talk with proxy. See LWP::Debug docs for more info about LWP debug tracing.

Answer: Why cant I connect through a proxy using perl?
contributed by redbrick

Mmm... I am also new to this stuff, but while I was wandering around hacking deluge (a web stress tool http://deluge.sourceforge.net), I found the following code:

$ua->env_proxy();

where $ua is an instance of UserAgent. And in the UserAgent pod, I found that this command imports proxy settings from the following enviroment vars: http_proxy and ftp_proxy.

Hope that this works for you.

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