in reply to Re: Re: How does perl's file I/O work?
in thread How can I access a file on a remote server?

OK in our company we have a RS6000 machine...that uses AIX as its OS, and there is a text file on it that I need to gain access from the outside because I need to write a CGI program/webpage that collects information from taht text file, that's why I need a perl program taht have access to that text file on the Unix system, is that more clear?
Have you talked with the sysadmin of this box? does your RS6000 have, say, FTP, telnet, or SSH enabled? Can the file be placed in a public or trusted network share or web site? How would you, as a person, as a user, get to the file?
If the answer is "I don't know" you need to do more legwork, and less programming.

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Re: Re: How does perl's file I/O work?
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 20, 2003 at 21:44 UTC
    ok I am very sorry for being unclear and also I would really like to thank you all for helping! :) anyways it is telnet enabled. And as a person I would login thru telnet and the file is places in my root directary. IS there anything else I missed? I am sorry.