in reply to Installing CPAN modules without using 'ppm'

Some excellent advice above.

From your description, though, I gather that you do have internet access but through a proxy (an "air gap" as you call it). If that's so, you can still use ppm, but you have to tell it where the proxy is. The bottom of this page has the details. Basically, you need to set the environment variable HTTP_proxy to the address and port number of your firewall, and you should be good to go.

I work behind very restrictive firewalls at some of my clients, and I've used this technique successfully everywhere.

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Re^2: Installing CPAN modules without using 'ppm'
by LittleGreyCat (Scribe) on Jun 26, 2006 at 10:11 UTC
    thank you for your suggestion; however the 'air gap' is just that.
    There is no connection to the Internet at all (nasty, insecure, dangerous thing that Internet).
    My strategy has to be to move data on physical media (such as CD) across the airgap.
    Working on the other helpful posts at present to establish a disc-based repository for local use of 'ppm'.
    Dave R