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The way I proved this to myself was to fetch some of the ActiveState XML pages by hand so that I could see that what was returned was invalid. I was tempted to either grab the XML, edit it to fix the issue and set up a fake PPM server or to beat the supplier around the head. However, I was only behind this badly configured system for a few days, so my final fix was to wait until I could bybass the firewall.