[Pdx-pm] unhappy CPAN on OS X

Austin Schutz tex at off.org
Thu Oct 30 02:52:16 CST 2003

On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 05:51:18PM -0800, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 05:29:53PM -0800, Tom Phoenix wrote:
> > > It appears to not be able to use LWP or Net::FTP to fetch tarballs, but
> > > it takes *forever* to figure this out before it drops to using vanilla
> > > ftp.
> > 
> > It sounds as if vanilla FTP is configured to get around your
> > firewall/proxy setup, but Net::FTP and LWP might not be. Maybe?
> Specificly, Net::Config::NetConfig{ftp_ext_passive} and ftp_int_passive.
> Why Net::Config defaults to false for these is beyond me.
	Some (aged) ftp servers don't support passive mode. Active mode
is traditionally default. Well, you asked. Err, come to think of it,
I guess you didn't.


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