in reply to Re^3: IPV6 Errors with IO::Socket
in thread IPV6 Errors with IO::Socket

OK, thanks old friend, your question prompted me to look at what calls what and here's the deal: XML::Feed calls LWP::UserAgent which, in the case of https searches, calls IO::Socket::SSL which calls IO::Socket::INET6 unless it's told not to or it can't find IO::Socket::INET6 in which case it uses IO::Socket:INET which is what I apparently want. So I need to figure out how I can tell it that from up before I call XML::Feed. So I tried removing IO::Socket::INET6 from @INC in a BEGIN block, but I still get the errors ... will report back as I find out more.

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Re^5: IPV6 Errors with IO::Socket
by Corion (Patriarch) on Feb 03, 2017 at 07:17 UTC

    Looking at the documentation of IO::Socket::SSL, it says

    Alternatively you can enforce IPv4 globally by loading IO::Socket::SSL with the option 'inet4', in which case it will use the IPv4 only class IO::Socket::INET as the super class.

    So, maybe the following works:

    #!perl -w use strict; use IO::Socket::SSL 'inet4'; use XML::Feed;

    (I only knew to look there from having seen a presentation by noxxi on this topic)

      Sweet! Seven runs with no errs so far. I think that is exactly what I needed.