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Re: checklink: Error 500: Timeout

From: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 07:57:22 -0400
To: Leon Mayne <l.mayne@uea.ac.uk>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010801075722.A10048@tux.w3.org>
* Leon Mayne <l.mayne@uea.ac.uk> [2001-08-01 10:37+0100]
> I'm having a problem installing checklink.pl locally -> I get "Error: 500
> Can't connect to <address> (Timeout)" after submitting the address. This
> also happens at the command line.
> This happens instantly, so it isn't a problem with the web server I am
> checking. I am using RHL 7.0 with apache 1.3.19
> Does anyone have any ideas?

It looks like the remote location cannot be reached.

Try "HEAD <address>" and see if you get the same problem.

If it fails (it should be the case), try "lynx -dump -head
http://localhost/". If lynx fails too, then this is not a problem with
the link checker.

Are you using a proxy? If it is the case, the link checker does not
take that into account right now. I just added to call
LWP::UserAgent's env_proxy() function so that checklink.pl now makes
use of the *_proxy environment variables in version 2.84[1].

If this is your case, try "http_proxy='<your proxy>' ./checklink.pl
<address>" and let me know how it goes.

  1. http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/validator/httpd/cgi-bin/checklink.pl?rev=2.84&content-type=text/plain
Hugo Haas - W3C
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