Net::HTTPS::NB - Non-blocking HTTPS client


Example of sending request and receiving response
        use strict;
        use Net::HTTPS::NB;
        use IO::Select;
        use Errno qw/EAGAIN EWOULDBLOCK/;
        my $s = Net::HTTPS::NB->new(Host => "") || die $@;
        $s->write_request(GET => "/");
        my $sel = IO::Select->new($s);
        READ_HEADER: {
                die "Header timeout" unless $sel->can_read(10);
                my($code, $mess, %h) = $s->read_response_headers;
                redo READ_HEADER unless $code;
        # Net::HTTPS::NB uses internal buffer for reading
        # so we should check it before socket check by calling read_entity_body()
        # it is error to wait data on socket before read_entity_body() will return undef
        # with $! set to EAGAIN or EWOULDBLOCK
        # make socket non-blocking, so read_entity_body() will not block
        while (1) {
                my $buf;
                my $n;
                # try to read until error or all data received
                while (1) {
                        my $tmp_buf;
                        $n = $s->read_entity_body($tmp_buf, 1024);
                        if ($n == -1 || (!defined($n) && ($! == EWOULDBLOCK || $! == EAGAIN))) {
                                last; # no data available this time
                        elsif ($n) {
                                $buf .= $tmp_buf; # data received
                        elsif (defined $n) {
                                last; # $n == 0, all readed
                        else {
                                die "Read error occured: ", $!; # $n == undef
                print $buf if length $buf;
                last if defined $n && $n == 0; # all readed
                die "Body timeout" unless $sel->can_read(10); # wait for new data
Example of non-blocking connect
        use strict;
        use Net::HTTPS::NB;
        use IO::Select;

        my $sock = Net::HTTPS::NB->new(Host => '', Blocking => 0);
        my $sele = IO::Select->new($sock);

        until ($sock->connected) {
                if ($HTTPS_ERROR == HTTPS_WANT_READ) {
                elsif($HTTPS_ERROR == HTTPS_WANT_WRITE) {
                else {
                        die 'Unknown error: ', $HTTPS_ERROR;

See `examples' subdirectory for more examples.


Same interface as Net::HTTPS but it will never try multiple reads when the read_response_headers() or read_entity_body() methods are invoked. In addition allows non-blocking connect.

If read_response_headers() did not see enough data to complete the headers an empty list is returned.
If read_entity_body() did not see new entity data in its read the value -1 is returned.


Imported by default



Imported by default




Same as Net::HTTPS::new, but in addition allows `Blocking' parameter. By setting this parameter to 0 you can perform non-blocking connect. See connected() to determine when connection completed.


Returns true value when connection completed (https handshake done). Otherwise returns false. In this case you can check $HTTPS_ERROR to determine what handshake need for, read or write. $HTTPS_ERROR could be HTTPS_WANT_READ or HTTPS_WANT_WRITE respectively. See "SYNOPSIS".


As opposed to Net::HTTPS where blocking method consciously broken you can set socket blocking. For example you can return socket to blocking state after non-blocking connect.


Net::HTTP, Net::HTTP::NB, Net::HTTPS


Copyright 2011-2015 Oleg G <>.

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