[PLUG] command line http authentication

Abhishek Amberkar [अभिषेक] abhishek.amberkar at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:38:09 IST 2009

On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:14 PM, Vaibhav Kulkarni <netvaibhav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Mayuresh <mayuresh at acm.org> wrote:
>> My ISP uses http authentication. So user has to go to a certain https URL and
>> login with username password etc.
>> This forces me to use a browser to start my internet connection.
>> Is there any way to do above https interaction using (say) a command line
>> tool - basically non interactively rather than command line vs gui?
> Are you using Reliance?
> My cousin also uses Reliance and faced the same issue you mentioned
> (the connection getting automatically getting dropped in few hours,
> which caused problems during unattended large torrents).
> I wrote a python script for him to do the http authentication
> automatically... attaching here the same (hope attachments work here).

I also need it. Where's the script?

> It periodically checks for authentication status, and logs in if
> disconnected.
> On a side note, it was observed that Reliance deliberately disconnects
> the connection every 6 hours (seems to be their policy), so running
> this script was a MUST for overnight torrents.

I am using Reliance WiMAX and download torrents overnight. I never
experienced any DC problems.

With Regards
Abhishek Amberkar

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