SPUG: Commissioning a script to mechanize web access

Fred Morris m3047 at inwa.net
Tue Sep 21 20:12:16 CDT 2004

At 12:57 PM 9/21/04, Andrew Sweger wrote:
>According to Tim Maher's understanding:

No slight intended on Mr. Maher's understanding, as imperfect as it might
be I am sure mine is less so.

>Private individual needs a script for Win98SE that will repeatedly click
>on the same link until the desired result page shows up (HINT:
>WWW::Mechanize), and then beep or something to attract the operator's

First, I would assume that they'd want a userland script, not a
server-based solution (I use that word advisedly, usually feeling it to be
reserved to trajectory specialists, puzzlers, and the like).

Countermeasures: I've noticed that the registrars in particular of late
have taken to watermarks with a passphrase or number which has to be
recognized and then entered to continue. There are also JavaScript
"combination lock" snares. The 'bot motel (12 code lines targeting
Apache.pm) comes to mind.

>Willing to pay.

Maybe Pud would do it..


fredm3047 at inwa.net

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