Provided by: libnet-proxy-perl_0.12-6_all bug


       Net::Proxy::Connector::connect_ssl - Create SSL/CONNECT tunnels through HTTP proxies


           # sample proxy using Net::Proxy::Connector::tcp
           #                and Net::Proxy::Connector::connect_ssl
           use Net::Proxy;

           # listen on localhost:6789
           # and proxy to remotehost:9876 through
           # using the given credentials
           my $proxy = Net::Proxy->new(
               in  => { type => 'tcp', port => '6789' },
               out => {
                   type        => 'connect_ssl',
                   host        => 'remotehost',
                   port        => '9876',
                   proxy_host  => '',
                   proxy_port  => '8080',
                   proxy_user  => 'jrandom',
                   proxy_pass  => 's3kr3t',
                   proxy_agent => 'Mozilla/4.04 (X11; I; SunOS 5.4 sun4m)',



       "Net::Proxy::Connecter::connect_ssl" is a "Net::Proxy::Connector" that uses the HTTP
       CONNECT method to ask the proxy to create a tunnel to an outside server. The data is then
       encrypted using SSL.

       Obviously, you'll need a server that understands SSL (or a proxy using
       "Net::Proxy::Connector::ssl") at the other end.

       This connector is only an "out" connector.

       In addition to the options listed below, this connector accepts all "SSL_..." options to
       "IO::Socket::SSL". They are transparently passed through to the appropriate
       "IO::Socket::SSL" methods when upgrading the socket to SSL.


       "Net::Proxy::Connector::connect" accepts the following options:


       ·   host

           The destination host.

       ·   port

           The destination port.

       ·   proxy_host

           The web proxy name or address.

       ·   proxy_port

           The web proxy port.

       ·   proxy_user

           The authentication username for the proxy.

       ·   proxy_pass

           The authentication password for the proxy.

       ·   proxy_agent

           The user-agent string to use when connecting to the proxy.


       Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, "<>".


       Because "Net::Proxy" blocks when it tries to connect to itself, it wasn't possible to pass
       an SSL-encrypted connection through a proxy with a single script: you needed one for the
       SSL encapsulation, and another one for bypassing the proxy with the "CONNECT" HTTP method.

       See "Net::Proxy::Connector::connect" and "Net::Proxy::Connector::ssl" for details.


       Copyright 2007 Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, All Rights Reserved.


       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.