dwatson06 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm trying to do a post to a cgi script.
When I do this, the server that I am sending the post to gets this error...
General SSL accept error -1
I have been informed that it is because I'm not using SSL. Can I direct the socket connection to use SSL directly from my perl script or do I need to set it up as cgi and call it from an https browser connection?

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