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

Please excuse as I am somewhat of a newbie. I checked the FAQ's & other resources on this site and couldn't find a clear cut answer. I'm writing a program for students so they can upload & download test over the web. It is a CGI program in Perl. Does have any built in commands that support file loading or FTP or something? I also need to record the times which students finish downloading or uploading files if anyone has a suggestion for that as well. Thanks in advance for any help, Ed K. Chicago