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CGI/Perl Newbie

Hi All,

I know very little with regards to CGI scripting and Perl and was wondering if someone has a simple password verification/login script that I could use for a web site I am working on.
If anyone could point me in the right directiopn or better yet, send me a good script it would be greatly appreciated.


Jeff Aycan - Webmaster - MX-3.com

RE: CGI/Perl Newbie

I just finished adding login capabilities to a message board program that I wrote, and I can tell you it's no trivial task! For various reasons, one of which is the ugly logon dialog browsers pop up, we decided not to use the basic authentication standard, and my isp doesn't support mod-perl so I couldn't use that form of authentication. With those forms the browser automatically resends the authentication header with every request (but you can't logout). If you don't use those, you basically have to use cgi programs to serve every password protected page, and pass the session id or whatever you use for authentication with every link and call. Like I said, it's not a trivial task. It took me a week to get it working just right.

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