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Id: 37865
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Queue: libwww-perl

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Subject: Naive live tests fail behind proxies
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When running behind transparent proxies, a different set of headers is returned. As a result, the simple string match for the headers fails, resulting in the module failing to pass tests, falsely. main::(t\live\apache.t:39): $err++ unless $buf eq "TRACE /libwww-perl HTTP/1.1 main::(t\live\apache.t:40): Host: www.apache.org main::(t\live\apache.t:41): User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 main::(t\live\apache.t:42): Accept-Language: no,en main::(t\live\apache.t:43): Accept: */* DB<8> x $buf 0 'TRACE /libwww-perl HTTP/1.0 Host: www.apache.org User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Accept-Language: no,en Accept: */* Via: 1.1 Colossus:3128 (squid/2.5.STABLE14) X-Forwarded-For: 10.10.31.235 Cache-Control: max-age=259200 Connection: keep-alive
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As of LWP-5.814 we don't run any of the live tests by default. I hope that people that actually enable the tests should know to interpret the failures if they have proxies like this. That said, I don't mind applying patches to make the tests less strict in this regard.


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