in reply to Simple UDP example anyone?

Recipe 17.5 of the Perl Cookbook is handy:
use IO::Socket; use strict; my $sock = IO::Socket::INET->new( Proto => 'udp', PeerPort => 5000, PeerAddr => 'hostname', ) or die "Could not create socket: $!\n"; $sock->send('a file to have your advice') or die "Send error: $!\n";
perlipc has other examples. IO::Socket is slightly easier than Socket, and translating between the two isn't terribly difficult.