[Melbourne-pm] LWP not giving the expected response

Leigh Sharpe lsharpe at silverspringnet.com
Sun Feb 23 18:33:36 PST 2014

Is it only LWP that does this? I would have thought it would be up to the
In which case, you can always fiddle with /etc/gai.conf


On 24/02/14 1:17 PM, "Malcolm Herbert" <melbourne-pm at mjch.net> wrote:

>On Sat, Feb 22, 2014 at 02:52:12PM +0530, Mithun Radhakrishnan wrote:
>|I am not getting the proper response from the below URL when used with
>|LWP request. However curl gives proper response. Do I need to add any
>|thing extra in the code. The same perl code works perfectly with other
>While we're on LWP oddities, I've found a situation where something
>within Perl[1] will attempt a TCP6 connection to a remote host if it has
>an AAAA record which fails utterly as although I have local IPv6 links
>on my host, it's not set up on my system to route IPv6 at all ...
>Unfortunately the only way I seem to have been able to get around this
>was to implement the same thing in Python, which wasn't pretty ... :)
>Is there any way to tell Perl not to use IPv6?  Or should I just remove it
>[1] not sure whether to finger LWP directly for this or not, it was just
>where I bumped into it
>Malcolm Herbert
>mjch at mjch.net

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