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

Like many others I need to download a page from the web. The problem (I think I have) is that I am at work behind our firewall and to connect to the net I have to enter my username/password. I think this is why all the example scripts are failing.

Is there any way I can automate this? Is there a module that will pass these as parameters?
I've looked at the pm files and nothing suggested itself.