[ic] Remote TCP Connections Fail

Matt Kerner mkerner at showmeinteractive.com
Thu Jan 6 17:23:21 EST 2005

On Jan 6, 2005, at 3:46 PM, Sam Batschelet wrote:

>> I'm trying to get Interchange working with apache/perl in a chrooted 
>> jail environment. Interchange works fine, but is unable to connect to 
>> remote services (payment gateways, shipping lookup, etc).
>> I've got a simple perl script that attempts to connect to a remote 
>> web server and it returns the following error message:
>> 500 Can't connect to servername:80 (Bad protocol 'tcp')
> I have run into this on a Windows box the problem was that the 
> SYSTEMROOT environment variable was not setup. I fixed theissue by 
> putting $ENV{"SYSTEMROOT"} = "C:\\WINNT"; in the head of my perl 
> script.
> I suppose that this isuue could be cross platform... hope this helps

Does anybody know what the SYSTEMROOT environment variable should be on 
Linux? I don't see it on any systems. Only perl is having an issue 
making connections within the chroot jail. Ideas?


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