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Re: Help my IT admin unblock PPM and CPAN, please.

by herveus (Parson)
on Apr 22, 2010 at 16:57 UTC ( #836290=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Help my IT admin unblock PPM and CPAN, please.

Howdy!

Are you having proxy issues? I just went through getting CPAN to play nice with the proxies here. I had to make sure I set the http_proxy and ftp_proxy parameters correctly *and* to set proxy_user to '' (empty string) instead of undef. Once I did that, it worked much better.

yours,
Michael


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Re^2: Help my IT admin unblock PPM and CPAN, please.
by aplonis (Pilgrim) on Apr 22, 2010 at 21:55 UTC

    I will look into that specifically on Monday. Crossing my fingers. But it would be odd for that to be it as I'm no longer able to do either PPM or CPAN on older PCs in the same network where I had formerly been able to do so. If it's that, then somehow all those other PCs got their prior settings rest or deleted. Hope it is, though. That would be an easy fix.

      But it would be odd for that to be it as I'm no longer able to do either PPM or CPAN on older PCs in the same network where I had formerly been able to do so.
      Speaking as a NetAdmin (and having been on the sharp end also :-)), there is always a possibility that the proxy configuration has changed.
      I would go back to the suggestion I made earlier (configure CPAN to use one http, one ftp and one rsync url, start wireshark, try to get a module within CPAN) and see what you get.

      The fact that you get a RST says that something in the route is shutting down your connection before completion, normally you should see data transfer and then a FIN, FIN+ACK sequence.

      The sending IP address on the RST transmission is your culprit, it will help to know which protocol is being blocked. If you try one at a time in the urllist, you will find it fairly quickly.

      Good luck, HTH

      Updated: Forgot to put the quote in that I was replying to

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