Help with porting some Perl code to C

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    Help with porting some Perl code to C

    I have this perl script that sends some headers and sends basic authentication to a url and then gets an xml file. I need to port this code to C, but i am unsure of how to send a GET http request with headers and basic authentication

    Here is the PERL code

    Code:
     # Set up the header information for the request
    my $headers = new HTTP::Headers
     'Header 1'                =>      $client_retsver,
    'Header 1' =>      "Digest ".$client_retsauth;
    
    my $ua = LWP::UserAgent->new;
    $ua->agent($client_agent);
    
    #my $request = HTTP::Request->new(GET => 'http://www.url.com', $headers);
    
    $request->authorization_basic($user_userid,$user_password);
    
    my $response = $ua->request($request);
    Anyone have any ideas on how to port this over to C - is sockets the answer?

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    Yes, sockets is a way forward. I warn you, perl is an ideal language for a task like this, while C will be a real pain in comparison. I hope you have a good reason for porting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianxw
    Yes, sockets is a way forward. I warn you, perl is an ideal language for a task like this, while C will be a real pain in comparison. I hope you have a good reason for porting.
    Well what i am doing is modifying a CGI already written in C - this is just a small portion but highly important part that needs modifying. This is my reason. I realize that perl would be the ideal language, but i can not rewrite the software in perl....i havent done much with sockets...any idea how i can setup a socket and then send the headers, do authentication and then recieve the file from the url?

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