Proxy question when using soap/wsdlDriver


#1

Hi all,

I’m going through the Brian M. web services article
(http://www.testing.com/writings/behind-the-screens.pdf), but at my day
job
I’m behind a proxy/firewall.

To run a Ruby gem I have to do something like this

gem install -p http://proxy_box.com:80 rails

but I’m having a bit of trouble finding the equivalent for the soap
code.
I’m trying to run within IRB but can switch over to “real” Ruby code in
a
file if it makes it easier.

specifically, I’m trying to run this code:

require “soap/wsdlDriver”
wsdl = “http://api.google.com/GoogleSearch.wsdl
factory = SOAP::WSDLDriverFactory.new(wsdl)

At this point, the factory can’t create the factory because it can’t
“see”
outside the web proxy. I can download the wsdl file (via a web browser)
and
save it, but then I won’t be able to actually exercise the web service.

So how do I tell Ruby (or IRB or the soap code) to use a proxy?

Thanks all!

Jared


#2

I had a similar problem and ended up setting an env variable:

http_proxy=http://URL:PORT

The SOAP connection worked after that, but mileage will vary.

-Dave