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

I'm new to Perl, and I was hoping to get some ideas on webpage logins using Perl. I want users to be able to log in to make changes to an online journal. My thought was that the login screen would pass the users name and password to some sort of user validation script, that would check the database online, and if they pass the check, it would write their username, IP, and login time into a log file. Every page after that would check the log file to see if that IP is valid to edit the page, and to see if they haven't timed out. Am I on the right track here? I'd really like to hear about what others have done in this situation.

Thanks in advance for your help!