Hi Ken

Are you behind a web proxy server or firewall?  If so, you'll probably need to specify a proxy server in the script.

If the proxy is defined in the environment variables on the server, then you can use...

  my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new( timeout => 60 );

...otherwise, you might need to hardcode it into the script...

  my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new( timeout => 60 );
  $ua->proxy(['http'], '');

(replace "" with whatever the proxy server name and port number actually are)

Dave Pattern
University of Huddersfield

From: Code for Libraries [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ken Irwin [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 23 November 2009 19:41
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] calling another webpage within CGI script

Hi Joe,

That's really helpful, thanks.
Actually finding out what the error message is nice:

HTTP Error : 500 Can't connect to (connect: Permission denied)

I've tried this with a few websites and always get the same error, which tells me that the problem is on my server side. Any idea what I can change so I don't get a permission-denied rejection? I'm not even sure what system I should be looking at.

I tried Vishwam's suggestion of granting 777 permissions to both the file and the directory and I get the same response.

Is there some Apache setting someplace that says "hey, don't you go making web calls while I'm in charge"?

(This is a Fedora server running Apache, btw).

I don't know what to poke at!


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