|Subject:||ftp_proxy seems to be ignored|
I have the ftp_proxy configuration variable set to an HTTP URL. CPAN.pm still tries to fetch the files from an FTP address with Net::FTP, but Net::FTP does not support HTTP proxies, so it sits there doing nothing (due to local firewall restrictions), before finally giving me this message: Proxy authentication needed! And then I just press return at the two prompts, after which it precedes to use curl: Trying with /usr/bin/curl -L -f -s -S --netrc-optional -U ":" -x "" to get ftp://mirror.xmission.com/CPAN/authors/01mailrc.txt.gz which works. But it goes through this for every single file to be fetched, making it take a very long time to get anything done! ftp_proxy with an http:// prefix should override any use of Net::FTP.