|Subject:||HTTP::Daemon returns resolved hostname rather than localhost|
I'm running strawberry perl 5.8... on windows. The following code: my $d = HTTP::Daemon->new( LocalAddr => "localhost" ) || die; print "Please contact me at: <URL:", $d->url, ">\n"; Appears to print for the url the name of the windows pc i'm sitting at rather than the hostname. On the pc I'm sitting at, the url returned isn't reachable, and the connection times out if I attempt to get to:$port/ ( ie the return value of $d->url ) .... if, however I go via :$port/ ( what I asked for ) everything works as expected. This behavour appears to break the tests for WWW::Mechanize on strawberry perl 5.8 - preventing installation of this package, packages which depend on it, and hanging the CPAN shell in the process. After a casual look at the source and docs of HTTP::Deamon I can't see a method returning either the port or the hostname specified in the constructor, otherwise I could have sent a nice patch to the owner of WWW::Mechanize. There are a few different ways of implementing what looks to me like a simple fix - I assume the behavour of $d->url may be relied upon elsewhere and hence adding either a method to return $port, or another one to behave as $d->url, but instead returning the requested address passed in the constructor would assist greatly in this. Its a shame because it prevents installation of some modules on strawberry perl which raises the barrier of entry to this variety of perl on windows.