need advice: http client / async / danga socket

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sat Oct 28 00:06:50 UTC 2006

This is all yet another reason we want to bridge POE and Danga::Socket, so
code using each can work together in harmony.

On Sat, 28 Oct 2006, Martin Atkins wrote:

> oliver oli wrote:
> > hi!
> >
> > i would like to make a very simple authentication plugin for djabberd
> > that's doing a http request. there are some occurrences of http requests
> > in the livejournal plugins. deducing from the comments ("LAME LAME
> > LAME"), you don't recommend usage of LWP::UserAgent inside of djabberd
> > is there any better (and still simple) solution for doing http request
> > that plays well with djabberd and asynchronous Danga::Socket?
> >
> The current "solution" to this problem is to use Gearman, which is an
> out-of-process distributed job server — also a Danga thing — that can
> run asynchronously. This is how LJ Talk authenticates against LiveJournal.
> This is probably an unreasonable requirement for your simple
> authentication plugin, though. A quick search on CPAN reveals
> LWP::Parallel::UserAgent, which is intended for making several parallel
> HTTP requests but also seems, based on a quick perusal, to be suitable
> for just doing one async request as well. I've not used it, but it might
> be worth taking a look at.
> Perlbal (yet another Danga project) also has a basic HTTP client
> implementation based on Danga::Socket, but I'm not sure how easy it'd be
> to extract from Perlbal and re-use.

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