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I stumbled accross a previous question from 2004 but didn't really want to resurrect it: http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=411687

I'm interested in the following code mentioned and I'm struggling to understand the two user/username and pass/password variables:

my $ua = LWP::Custom->new(); $ua->proxy(["http"], "http://proxy.com"); $ua->set_basic_credentials( $user, $pass ); package LWP::Custom; use base 'LWP::UserAgent'; # add a set_basic_credentials method, using a closure to remember { my ( $username, $password ); sub set_basic_credentials{ ( $username, $password ) = @_[1..2] } sub get_basic_credentials{ $username, $password }; }

I Assume user and pass refer to the proxy credentials, what does username and password refer to?

Also if my proxy were a hostname rather than a web address would I just insert http:// before the hostname, or use the IP address, or just the hostname? I'm getting a bit confused!

Thanks.


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