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Re^3: running perl scripts behind a university wireless network
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You need to enable an HTTP Proxy. PPM relies on LWP (I think) and, at any rate, will look for the environment variable HTTP_proxy to determine what proxy to use if any. So you'll need to set that environment variable, using either the set command in your command window or using the Control Panel -> System settings. The exact value you need you'll have to obtain from your university's IT people as mentioned by shmem.