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Hi all! I'm working on my second ever perl script for a school assignment and running into a quirk that I can't seem to figure out. If I telnet to an nntp server that requires authentication and issue a command without authenticating first, I get an error message "480 Authentication Required" However, in Perl, when I open a socket connection to a news server that requires authentication, issue a command, and wait for a response, everything hangs. It seems rather odd that it would hang when telnet doesn't. Is there any way around this (without using the NNTP module - ...

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    Default NNTP Server responses from a perl script?

    Hi all! I'm working on my second ever perl script for a school assignment
    and running into a quirk that I can't seem to figure out.

    If I telnet to an nntp server that requires authentication and issue a
    command without authenticating first, I get an error message "480
    Authentication Required"

    However, in Perl, when I open a socket connection to a news server that
    requires authentication, issue a command, and wait for a response,
    everything hangs. It seems rather odd that it would hang when telnet
    doesn't. Is there any way around this (without using the NNTP module - I'm
    not allowed to)?

    Thanks,
    Rick
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    Default Re: NNTP Server responses from a perl script?

    From: "Rick Wilson" <guttermonkey**NOSPAM**qwest.net> 

    How are you issuing the command? Using Net::Telnet? Or Net::Cmd? Or
    raw socket()s?
    Are you sure you have the autoflush turned on for the socket?
    (see perldoc -q flush)

    Jenda
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    Default Re: NNTP Server responses from a perl script?

    > Hi all! I'm working on my second ever perl script for a school assignment 
    - I'm 

    Show us some code, there are lots of possible reasons....
     

    Not gonna happen.

    http://danconia.org

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