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LWP - 500 Internal Server Error Can't connect ???

Posted on 2003-03-15
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My version of perl is Active Perl 5.8 for Windows.  I'm making use of the LWP module to make HTTP connections and have been occassionally receiving the following error message:
500 (Internal Server Error) Can't connect to 194.3.4.68:8000 (connect: Unknown error)

What I'm trying to do is to connect to a website through a proxy using the commands:
$MYPROXY="194.3.4.68:8000";
$ua->no_proxy;
$ua->proxy('http',"http://$MYPROXY");

The error message is being caused exclusively by the proxy.  After receving the error message from within my script I immediately test the proxy within Internet Explorer -- the proxy runs fine.

What must i do to get LWP to handle proxy properly, and consistently?  It seems that LWP isn't interpretting the proxy name properly leading to the internal error?!?



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It looks okay. Have you tried treating this particular error as a transient and just retrying after you get it?
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Yes, i have retried the proxy after so many seconds.  I suppose i could wait a little longer between calls though.

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Well, it's a little puzzling that LWP sees errors frequently and you don't at least occasionally see these errors when going from a browser.
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thanks for the comment.  Im still receiving errors but I'll just retry, retry, retry...
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