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17266
Status:
resolved
Priority:
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ANDK [...] cpan.org
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adamk [...] cpan.org
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Severity:
Important
Broken in:
1.76_01
Fixed in:
(no value)



Subject: CPAN.pm does not force passive mode FTP (I think)
I've come to the conclusion that it is not possible to bootstrap CPAN.pm on the current 5.8.7 ActivePerl without either. 1. A known FTP proxy 2. A public IP The Microsoft firewall makes it bloody impossible, and it still doesn't work inside a NAT when turned off. On Win32 you absolutely need to force FTP_PASSIVE on at all times. Adam K
I think this is fixed in rev 469 and in the 1.83_59 release: new config variable ftp_passive which causes $ENV{FTP_PASSIVE} to be set


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