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CPAN works fine w/http proxy on Cygwin


Not that this is a cygwin-specific problem, but CPAN works fine
behind a proxy/firewall.

Add this to ~/.wgetrc:
use_proxy = on

Also, some programs use the env vars (so add them to your .<shell>rc):
export http_proxy=my-web-proxy.internal.mydomain:8080
export ftp_proxy=my-web-proxy.internal.mydomain:8080


(for reference, question:)
DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
CPAN is awesome and can download and compile modules for me in cygwin
(as long as I am not behind a proxy server),

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