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Re: Re: Automate your PerlMonks activities

by grantm (Parson)
on Nov 27, 2002 at 11:42 UTC ( #216066=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Automate your PerlMonks activities
in thread Automate your PerlMonks activities

Did you try setting your 'http_proxy' environment variable to 'http://proxy:port'? That's the standard way for LWP scripts.


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Re: Re: Re: Automate your PerlMonks activities
by strider corinth (Friar) on Dec 02, 2002 at 17:27 UTC
    True, but the script needs to be told to use the proxy. For pm_login, add this line between lines 18 and 24:
    $ua->proxy( 'http', $ENV{ HTTP_PROXY } ) if $ENV{ HTTP_PROXY };
    I'm sure similar additions can be made to each script that needs it to add proxy functionality.
    --
    Love justice; desire mercy.

      You're right of course, you do need to tell the UserAgent to use the proxy, but if you use the standard variable names (all lower case) then you simply say:

      $ua->env_proxy;
      You shouldn't need to do this. The module automatically calls $ua->env_proxy;
      You should need merely to   export http_proxy=http://host:port
      or   setenv http_proxy http://host:port
      You might want to retrieve the latest version, too. It has some nice new features.

      jdporter
      ...porque es dificil estar guapo y blanco.

        Hmm. I will get the latest version. In the pre-first-tarball one I tried, the only way it'd work with the proxy was to add the line I mentioned to the cookie script and at least one other, though I can't remember what it was offhand.

        PS: is there a changelog anywhere?
        --
        Love justice; desire mercy.

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