zigster has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am trying to write a process that essentially acts as an conduit between two other proceses. I want to open a serversocket A and a client socket B. Something like.
$server = IO::Socket::INET->new( Listen => 5, LocalAddr => 'localhost', LocalPort => $local_port, Proto => 'tcp') or die "Cant create server socket: !"; while ($client = $server->accept) { $proxy = IO::Socket::INET->new( PeerAddr => $proxy_host, PeerPort => $proxy_port, Proto => 'tcp') or die "cannot create proxy socket: $!" # At this point here I want to connect the $proxy file handle and # the $client file handle .. }
By connect I mean I want the any op from $client to be shoved into the ip of $proxy and any op from $proxy to be shoved in the ip of $client. Clear .. no not to me either I am sure I am doing summat wrong.

Now I guess I could do this by spawning 2 threads one to read and one to write then just bucket the data across however I am looking for a simpler solution.

I would be keen to hear anyones suggestions. I half think I am missing some thing and should not be even attempting this so please tell me I am being dumb if you see that to be the case.

Thanks very much for your time.