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LWP Error '500 Can't connect to (Network is unreachable)'

by vcTheGuru (Chaplain)
on Dec 05, 2012 at 03:01 UTC ( #1007182=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
vcTheGuru has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


I am getting a 'Network Unreachable' error while trying to download via YouTube API to my server. I use a subroutine

sub getWebContent{ my $url = shift; my $key = shift; return unless $url; my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new; $ua->agent("Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:12.0) Gecko/2012040321 +1507 Firefox/12.0"); my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $url); $req->content_type('application/x-www-form-urlencoded'); $ua->ssl_opts('verify_hostname' => 0); if($key){ $req->authorization_basic($key, $key); } print "<pre>".$ua->request($req)->as_string."</pre>"; my $res = $ua->request($req); if ($res->is_success) { return $res->content; } else { print $res->status_line, "<br>$url\n<br>\n$key\n<br>\n \n"; return; } }

I get

500 Can't connect to (Network is unreachable)
Content-Type: text/plain
Client-Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2012 02:51:52 GMT
Client-Warning: Internal response

Can't connect to (Network is unreachable)

LWP::Protocol::https::Socket: connect: Network is unreachable at /usr/local/share/perl5/LWP/Protocol/ line 51.

I tried multiple options available in the Monastery and many other forums and failed.

Please Help!

UPDATE: 1. When I use CURL or wget, I could download the data from YouTube. The Problem is with YouTube API only. It works fine with Bing. Youtube sends me the Certificate issued to multiple hosts on Google.

UPDATE : Fixed by force install LWP::Protocol::https::Socket Thanks to all.


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Re: LWP Error '500 Can't connect to (Network is unreachable)'
by Anonymous Monk on Jul 17, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
    Thank you for your UPDATE , i fixed it by updating LWP::Protocol::https::Socket with cpanm. previous package installed by yum in EL6 .
Re: LWP Error '500 Can't connect to (Network is unreachable)'
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 05, 2012 at 04:07 UTC

    Please Help!

    Use a module from cpan with GOOGLE in the name that uses the google API, chances are google wont block you if you do that

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