I'd like to test auto-vote protection on my site (not published yet).

I've found Expect program, but I can't get it working with telnet http.

  • Using it in a telnet / command line way is not preferred. Expect is a perl module, and as such you can use it together with LWP::Simple and create a very simple web client.
    – Tommy
    Sep 24, 2012 at 8:03
  • @Tommy, I don't understand your comment: Expect is not merely a perl module: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expect Sep 24, 2012 at 13:30
  • @glennjackman : Perhaps I should have sais 'Expect is a perl module as well'. You can find expect bindings to most popular programming languages. And thus, create your very own (simple) http client.
    – Tommy
    Sep 24, 2012 at 18:56

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I'd use the "curl" command line tool to do this. I'm presuming that you have a form submission, in which a field vote can choose A, B, or C, for example:

curl -F vote=A http://example.com/submitvote/

or, if there were a name field to go with it, for example:

curl -F vote=C -F name="my name" http://example.com/submitvote/

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