LWP::Protocol::connect - Provides HTTP/CONNECT proxy support for LWP::UserAgent
use LWP::UserAgent; $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new(); $ua->proxy('https', 'connect://proxyhost.domain:3128/'); $ua->get('https://www.somesslsite.com');
If you pass the authentication within the userinfo string of the proxy url a Basic authentication header will always be generated and sent to the proxy.
The more general way is to add the credentials of the proxy to the $ua object.
$ua->credentials("localhost:3128", "Squid proxy-caching web server", "user", "pw");
In this case the first request to the proxy will fail with a "407 Proxy Auth. Required". This will cause LWP::UserAgent to choose the right LWP::Authen::<method> module to add the authentication and retry.
The LWP::Protocol::connect module provides support for using https over a proxy via the HTTP/CONNECT method.
Copyright 2013 Markus Benning <email@example.com>
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.