++ed by:
Adam Kennedy

NAME

HTTP::Online - Detect full "Internet" (HTTP) access using Microsoft NCSI

SYNOPSIS

    if ( HTTP::Online->new->online ) {
        print "Confirmed internet connection\n";
    } else {
        print "Internet is not available\n";
        exit(0);
    }
    
    # Now do your task that needs the internet...

DESCRIPTION

HTTP::Online is a port of the older LWP::Online module to HTTP::Tiny that uses only the (most accurate) methodology, Microsoft NCSI.

Test Mode

  use LWP::Online ':skip_all';

As a convenience when writing tests scripts base on Test::More, the special ':skip_all' param can be provided when loading LWP::Online.

This implements the functional equivalent of the following.

        BEGIN {
                unless ( HTTP::Online->new->online ) {
                        require Test::More;
                        Test::More->import(
                                skip_all => 'Test requires a working internet connection'
                        );
                }
        }

METHODS

new

        my $internet = HTTP::Online->new;

        my $custom = HTTP::Online->new(
                http    => $custom_http_client,
                url     => 'http://my-ncsi-server.com/',
                content => 'Our Custom NCSI Server',
        );

The new constructor creates a query object.

By default, it will be configured to use the same Microsoft NCSI service that the Windows Network Awareness system does (from Windows Vista onwards).

Returns a HTTP::Online object.

http

The http method returns the HTTP client that will be used for the query.

url

The url method returns a string with the location URL of the NCSI file.

content

The content method returns a string with the expected string to be returned from the NCSI server.

online

The online method issues a Pragma: no-cache request to the server, and examines the response to confirm that no redirects have occurred, and that the returned content matches the expected value.

Returns true if full HTTP internet access is available, or false otherwise.

offline

The offline method is a convenience which currently returns the opposite of the online method, returning false if full HTTP internet access is available, or true otherwise.

This may change in future to only return true if we are completely offline, and true in situations where we have partial internet access or the user needs to fill out some web form or view advertising to get full internet access.

SUPPORT

Bugs should be reported via the CPAN bug tracker at

http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=HTTP-Online

For other issues, contact the author.

AUTHOR

Adam Kennedy <adamk@cpan.org>

SEE ALSO

LWP::Online

HTTP::Tiny

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766017.aspx

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2012 Adam Kennedy.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.




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