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Help with this code please

Posted by JuDaS (JuDaS), 28 January 2005
Hi, Im new with perl, anyway Im trying to make a script that logs me into a web and then regsiter my ip address, Im mean, is a free domain but i have a dynamic Ip and needs to be modify everytime I get "connected".
I have made this already, but it never gets "updated", i don't know what Im doing wrong, any help?.
Thanks in advance.
Here is the code
use WWW::Mechanize;
use HTTP::Cookies;
my $url = "";
my $username = "username";
my $password = "password";
my $agent =WWW::Mechanize->new();
$agent->field("username", $username);
agent->field("password", $password);
my $stream = HTML::TokeParser->new(\$agent->{content});
my $old_ip;
my $new_ip;
$old_ip = $stream->get_trimmed_text("/td");
print "The IP in base is: ($old_ip) \n";
$new_ip = $agent->field("ip");
print "The new IP is: ($new_ip) \n";
$agent->click_button(value =>"Modify Host");
       print "Done!! \n";

I get the "Done!!" messega, but the registry is not updated, any idea why?
The form is like this
<td valign="top">
           <input type="submit" name="action" value="Modify Host" />& nbsp;
           <input type="submit" name="action" value="Delete Host" />& nbsp;
           <input type="reset" value="Reset Form" />

Maybe is a problem with the  "nbsp; "  if it is, how can i get rid of that?

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 29 January 2005
Question noted.  Nedd to get back to base to look at this one (I'm  on the road at the moment).  Please post a follow up if you get it sorted in the meantime, or confirm tomorrow morning that the problem's still unresolved and I'll take a look. - Graham

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