C Matthew Curtin (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 12:29:00 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark G Scheuern <> writes:

Mark> Excellent! Any tips on getting it to run behind a firewall that
Mark> requires proxy authentication? We've got a Netscape proxy
Mark> server with authentication turned on.

Depends on the kind of authentication that you're using. In the
simple case of userid/password, it shouldn't be difficult to do this,
since you can just add that to part of the HTTP GET, if that's the way
it works.

Are you able to telnet to the proxy, and do fetches by typing in HTTP
commands? If so, what do you need to do before that will work, supply
an AUTH header, maybe? If you're using certificates for
authentication, it could become a bit more complex, but still should
be possible to modify the Perl to have it pass up whatever is needed
to get outside.

If you do have any such changes to make, please let me know about em,
so I can keep everything in sync.

Matt Curtin  Chief Scientist  Megasoft, Inc.    I speak only for myself
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