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

Hello Wise Monks. Is there a way for me to execut http GET and POST commands using a PERL module? I know LWP:Simple can do that quite efficiently, but what I need is a module that can connect to a port other than port 80, and still do the usual http requests like GET and POST, etc. Can you help me? Thanks in advance. Gorby

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Re: Get & Post
by thraxil (Prior) on Feb 08, 2004 at 17:55 UTC

    you can still use LWP::Simple. just stick the port number into the URL:

    # request example.foo from port 8080 of localhost get("http://localhost:8080/example.foo");

    am i missing something?

Re: Get & Post
by waswas-fng (Curate) on Feb 08, 2004 at 17:56 UTC
    LWP takes port encoded URLs, http://www.sun.com:8080 goes to port 8080.


    -Waswas
Re: Get & Post
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Feb 08, 2004 at 17:52 UTC
    LPW comes with utilities called "GET" and "POST". Guess what they do?

    Abigail