Re: http: submit a form from a Java class through a .bat file

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Fri, 14 Jan 2011 19:10:47 -0500
On 14-01-2011 04:32, Spendius wrote:

I have a small NAS device that I can switch off once I'm logged on
to it: I just have to open the management page using my favorite
browser, type my login/pwd, then click on a 'Shutdown' button and
that's it - no need to get back down to my basement to manually
switch the contraption off.

=> I'd like write a small Java class that will
1 perform the http connection to this device web server,
2 then run/submit the 'shutdown' action to its small web server too...

Is there an easy way to perform these 2 steps (using Struts maybe) ?
I'd really like to be able to type something like:
C:\temp> java -cp %CLASSPATH% SwitchOffMyNAS
in a DOS window and have my external device to shut down...

Feasible ?

Yes - use Jakarta Commons HttpClient - it has a convenient API
for this.

You could do it using the standard Java classes
URLConnection and HttpURLConnection, but maintaining the
login session is just extra work you save by using HttpClient.


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