DBD::Gofer::Transport::Base - base class for DBD::Gofer client transports


DBD::Gofer::Transport::Base - base class for DBD::Gofer client transports


  my $remote_dsn = "..."

or, enable by setting the DBI_AUTOPROXY environment variable:

  export DBI_AUTOPROXY='dbi:Gofer:transport=...;url=...'

which will force all DBI connections to be made via that Gofer server.


This is the base class for all DBD::Gofer client transports.


Gofer transport attributes can be specified either in the attributes parameter of the connect() method call, or in the DSN string. When used in the DSN string, attribute names don't have the go_ prefix.


The full DBI DSN that the Gofer server should connect to on your behalf.

When used in the DSN it must be the last element in the DSN string.


A time limit for sending a request and receiving a response. Some drivers may implement sending and receiving as separate steps, in which case (currently) the timeout applies to each separately.

If a request needs to be resent then the timeout is restarted for each sending of a request and receiving of a response.


The maximum number of times an request may be retried. The default is 2.


This subroutine reference is called, if defined, for each response received where $response->err is true.

The subroutine is pass three parameters: the request object, the response object, and the transport object.

If it returns an undefined value then the default retry behaviour is used. See RETRY ON ERROR below.

If it returns a defined but false value then the request is not resent.

If it returns true value then the request is resent, so long as the number of retries does not exceed go_retry_limit.


The default retry on error behaviour is:

 - Retry if the error was due to DBI_GOFER_RANDOM. See L<DBI::Gofer::Execute>.
 - Retry if $request->is_idempotent returns true. See L<DBI::Gofer::Request>.

A retry won't be allowed if the number of previous retries has reached go_retry_limit.


Tracing of gofer requests and reponses can be enabled by setting the DBD_GOFER_TRACE environment variable. A value of 1 gives a reasonably compact summary of each request and response. A value of 2 or more gives a detailed, and voluminous, dump.

The trace is written using DBI->trace_msg() and so is written to the default DBI trace output, which is usually STDERR.


Tim Bunce, http://www.tim.bunce.name


Copyright (c) 2007, Tim Bunce, Ireland. All rights reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See the perlartistic manpage.


the DBD::Gofer manpage, the DBI::Gofer::Request manpage, the DBI::Gofer::Response manpage, the DBI::Gofer::Execute manpage.

and some example transports:

the DBD::Gofer::Transport::stream manpage

the DBD::Gofer::Transport::http manpage

the DBI::Gofer::Transport::mod_perl manpage

 DBD::Gofer::Transport::Base - base class for DBD::Gofer client transports