using proxy to get through firewall

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Anonymous
2011-03-18
2013-05-09

  • Anonymous
    2011-03-18

    We have a firewall and the preferred method is to go through a proxy to get out. I have tried this:
    $api->transport->proxy(http => $proxy);

    which yielded:
    FATAL ERROR:: proxy: transport protocol not specified

    I have also tried other variations which get the same result.

    Also, I have tried:
    $ENV{'HTTP_proxy'} = $proxy;

    which got:
    FATAL ERROR:: 500 Connect failed: connect: Connection refused; Connection refused at…
    so that appears to not even be setting it (our firewall doesn't seem to be acknowledging the proxy when I use this).

    I have been searching around and I haven't found any examples where someone has tried this and succeeded, so I'm not sure what the root cause is. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Sean