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FTP download w/ a proxy

Discussion in 'Perl' started by drfloyd, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. drfloyd

    drfloyd New Member

    Hi all,

    I am relatively new to perl, about 1 month in, and have discovered that proxies are my nemesis.

    I have a short script that uses LWP::UserAgent and downloads this file "ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/README.html". I use statements $ua->proxy('ftp', "http//myproxy:80") and $request->proxy_authorization_basic("user", "password") and i can get the file which is cool.

    Now my problem is:
    1. I want to connect to a specific ip address instead of a host name
    2. This ip address requires it's own username and password to enter unlike the cpan example which can be accessed using the anonymous username

    Can I do this with the LWP::UserAgent? I've done some research on the Net::FTP module. I haven't seen a clear response or sample code where that module has proxy support something about FTP_PASSIVE? I'm a bit lost right now.


  2. drfloyd

    drfloyd New Member

    So I have done a bit more research. I found this simple FTP example:

    use warnings;
    use strict;
    use Net::FTP;

    my $ftp = Net::FTP->new("ftp.cpan.org") or die "Couldnt connect:$@\n";


    However, I cannot get it to work as I am behind a proxy. Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be modified so it works properly? I have tried the Firewall option to no avail.


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