in reply to LWP::Simple - cookies?

Yes, you should be looking at:
It isn't actually that hard. Here is something I use with frequency lately.
##Assumes: use LWP::UserAgent; use HTTP::Request::Common qw(POST); use HTTP::Cookies; sub CreateSession{ ##Takes Ref to user agent object my ($ua) = @_; $$ua->cookie_jar(HTTP::Cookies->new(file => "<FILEPATH>", autosave => 1)); $$ua->proxy(http => '<PROXYINFO - OPTIONAL>'); $$ua->timeout(300); #Use some basic Authentication my $req = POST 'https://<SOME SITE>/login.cgi', [cdsid=>'<USERID>', pw=>'<PASSWORD>',back=>'<BACK>']; $req->proxy_authorization_basic('<PROXY USERID>, <PROXY PASS>); my $res = $$ua->request($req); unless ($res->is_success) { print "Login Failed: : ". $res->status_line . "\n"; } #get the next page $req = POST 'https://<NEXT PAGE>/main1.cgi'; $res = $$ua->request($req); unless ($res->is_success) { print "Main Page Failed: : ". $res->status_line . "\n"; } return 1; }

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