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


I am working on a project to collect statistics from private news groups that are running inside my company. Theoretcially, News::Scan should work great, but the server requires that clients use SSL. I know nothing about using SSL sockets, but I'm wondering if it would be possible to create a SSL socket and then have News::Scan talk to the news server through that. If you think it should be possilble, can you point me to good, simple documentation on suing SSLeasy that might make this task a little easier?

Thanks much,

Project coordinator of the Generic Model Organism Database Project