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WWW::Mechanize and proxy with username/passwordby perlhack (Acolyte)
|on Jun 26, 2003 at 17:07 UTC||Need Help??|
perlhack has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to get WWW::Mechanize to run while at work. To get out to the internet from our web browser we use a proxy along with a username/password, ie. the first time I bring up my web browser to an external web address I enter my username and password and the proxy lets me out to external internet addresses.
In the past I would use LWP::UserAgent to get an external web page with the following script:
Although LWP::UserAgent says it can handle a proxy I couldn't figure out a way to get it to work with a proxy that expects a username and password and somehow found in a web search something similar to how the above scripts works.
Ok, now I am trying to use WWW::Mechanize and it says to handle a proxy it relies or leverages on LWP::UserAgent for this. I can replace LWP::UserAgent with WWW::Mechanize in the above script to fetch a web page fine but the other aspects of WWW::Mechanize such as "following" a link, "click", etc. will get denied by the proxy as they dont have the URI and HTTP::Request stuff happening to them.
Has anyone ever gotten LWP::UserAgent to work with a proxy with username/password without resorting to the use of URI and HTTP::Request like above as if I can do this I then think WWW::Mechanize would work similarly?