I started seeing weird behavior from LWP (5.835) when accessing the Bing API. In particular, I'm doing something like this: $response = $ua->request(GET $url); The problem is $response->content intermittently (~50% of the time) returns only a partial JSON response. When that happens, the header reads like this: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Connection: close Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:24:50 GMT Content-Length: 38511 Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8 Client-Aborted: die Client-Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:24:50 GMT Client-Peer: 220.127.116.11:80 Client-Response-Num: 1 X-Died: read failed: Connection reset by peer at /usr/local/lib/perl5/ +site_perl/5.8.9/LWP/Protocol/http.pm line 388. I see the error in the X-Died header as the docs suggest. However, if I use curl/wget/lynx/whatever on the same machine I get the full response every time.