in reply to Re^2: telnet to a vendor app hangsin thread telnet to a vendor app hangs
You're welcome. As jdtoronto mentions, CPAN is practically its own FAQ.
In the words of brother Erudil,
Blessed are they that use CPAN,
for exceedingly large shall be the number of wheels that they do not re-invent.
Do not rebuke them with harsh words ... but rather lead them gently - with URLs - so that they may learn wisdom.