As Barbie reported , CPAN Testers broke under LWP version 6 , as this version of LWP now defaults to rejecting unverifiable SSL connection (e.g. self-signed certificates). That meant that CPAN Testers upgrading their LWP could no longer submit reports (at least via https). The quick and obvious solution was to buy an SSL certificate and that’s now done. If you visit https://metabase.cpantesters.org/, you can see the new certificate in action.