[Dancer-users] dancer behind web proxy

Stefan Oberwahrenbrock oberwahrenbrock at gmx.de
Sun Nov 21 20:03:18 CET 2010

Hi sawyer x!

I have just created an account on github.com and filed an appropriate 
issue (Titel: "delay while running dancer behind (corporate) proxy and 


Am 21.11.2010 13:00, schrieb sawyer x:
> Hi Stefan.
> Thank you for spotting this issue.
> Would it be possible for you to open up an issue for this on Github
> Issues[1]?
> It would be much easier for us to track and fix it.
> Thank you!
> [1] https://github.com/sukria/Dancer/issues
> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Stefan Oberwahrenbrock
> <oberwahrenbrock at gmx.de <mailto:oberwahrenbrock at gmx.de>> wrote:
>     Hello!
>     Making my first moves on the "development dance floor" I stumbled
>     over an issue I'd like to mention: When I ran "dancer -a mywebapp"
>     to start my first application on a linux machine, the shell/command
>     seemed to freeze. Quite confused I realized after some tries, that
>     the helper script ("/usr/local/bin/dancer") finally finished
>     sucessfully - but only after round about 3 minutes of apparently
>     doing nothing!
>     What happend? Using "strace" I found out, that the helper script
>     tries to establish an internet connection. I traced it down to the
>     subroutine "version_check". Obviously this subroutine checks whether
>     the locally installed version of "Dancer" is up to date. To achieve
>     this, an HTTP-request to
>     "http://search.cpan.org/dist/Dancer/CHANGES" is made.
>     Basically this is a good idea, but in my case it also was the cause
>     for the unexpected bevahiour/delay: The linux machine I was using is
>     located behind a corporate web proxy - direct internet access is not
>     possible. That proxy was configured properly in the linux system
>     (environment variable "http_proxy") and on applicaton level (e. g.
>     CPAN access). Unfortunately the helper script does not seem to
>     utilise proxy settings and gets caught by some default timeout
>     mechanisms.
>      >From my point of view it would be nice, if the helper script was
>     able to cope with proxies - at least it would be nice, if the script
>     printed out some message about the attempted internet access. Could
>     be a valuable hint for proxy-plagued novice like me ;-)
>     Greetings,
>     Stefan Oberwahrenbrock
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