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HTTP post from perl script on UNIX box to asp script on NT box

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Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Jun 06, 2000 at 08:09 UTC
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How do I post variables from a perl script on a UNIX box to an asp script on an NT box. I currently have the perl script doing a redirect to the NT box with the variables assigned. When I run the script and check the Access database on the NT box, there aren't any new rows created. Any suggestions?

Answer: HTTP post from perl script on UNIX box to asp script on NT box
contributed by Anonymous Monk

this is a GET isn't it? If you're putting the data into the url itself it's a GET.

Answer: HTTP post from perl script on UNIX box to asp script on NT box
contributed by Anonymous Monk


build a http-request with the following form:

your-url?name1=value1&name2=value2 a.s.o.
'?' starts your parameters, '&' divides them. All meta-signs of parameters should be represented by a %-sequence - to do this use URI::Escape:
my $EscapedStr = URI::Escape::uri_escape('a string to be::escaped');

I guess you had a problem with these metasigns: e.g. a blank may be interpreted as the end of your url...

Anyway use the printf-equivalent and let the asp script print out the parameters to see if it works..

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