Hi everyone,

I'm a moderately experienced C++ programmer who's trying to do a little socket work. Don't ask why, but I'm to write a program which, when activated, sends an HTTP POST request to a remote end server. The socket part of the work is done and successfully tested; all I have to do is get the HTTP header exactly right. Unfortunately, the resources I've consulted online aren't that helpful and I can't tell where I'm screwing up the header. Can someone quickly spot the error or recommend a solid resource which will really detail what I want to do?

Here's the HTTP request I'm sending to the remote server:
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POST /login.jsp HTTP/1.1
Host: 135.51.161.73
Content-Length: 170
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-4

<Payload>...stuff here...</Payload>

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For those of you who are curious, here's the code:

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void BuildPayload(string* PtrPayloadBuffer, string Stuff)
{
string Part1="<Payload>";
string Part2="</Payload>";

(*PtrPayloadBuffer).clear();
(*PtrPayloadBuffer).append(Part1);
(*PtrPayloadBuffer).append(Stuff);
(*PtrPayloadBuffer).append(Part2);
}


void BuildHeader(string* PtrHeaderBuffer, string* PtrPayloadBuffer, sockaddr_in RemoteServer)
{
string Part1="POST /login.jsp HTTP/1.1\nHost: ";
string Part2="\nContent-Length: ";
string Part3="\nContent-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-4\r\n\r\n";
char * MsgSize=(char*) malloc (sizeof(char) * 5); memset(MsgSize,0,5);
int DontCare;
DontCare=sprintf(MsgSize, "%d", PtrPayloadBuffer->size());

(*PtrHeaderBuffer).clear();
(*PtrHeaderBuffer).append(Part1);
(*PtrHeaderBuffer).append("10.1.1.100"); // don't know how to encode IP Addr as string
(*PtrHeaderBuffer).append(Part2);
(*PtrHeaderBuffer).append(MsgSize);
(*PtrHeaderBuffer).append(Part3);
}


int main(int argc, char * argv[])
{
// Build socket to remote server 10.1.1.100

BuildPayload(PtrPayloadBuffer, AppName, L4Proto, L4Port);
BuildHeader(PtrHeaderBuffer, PtrPayloadBuffer, RemoteServer);
HeaderBuffer.append(PayloadBuffer);

// Write string HeaderBuffer to socket, then close

return 1;
}


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