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VB6 winsock and basic authentication

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im using a winsock control and im trying to access a page that uses a basic authentication (the username and password prompt) and im trying to figure out how i send the login information to the server using a winsock control. additionally i should probably add a check to see if it logged in already or not, i have not been able to find anything to help me out. i even checked RFC2616.
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zzzzzooc earned 500 total points
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You basically only need to append "Authorization: Basic [base64]" to your response where [base64] is the base64-encoded string "username:password". Pretty basic.

Base64 Example:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=1085

Example:
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Option Explicit
Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Winsock1.Connect "192.168.1.1", 80
End Sub
Private Sub Winsock1_Connect()
    Dim strGet As String
    Dim cls64 As New Base64
    Dim str64 As String
    str64 = cls64.Encode("admin:admin")
    Set cls64 = Nothing
    strGet = "GET / HTTP/1.1" & vbCrLf & _
             "Authorization: Basic " & str64 & vbCrLf & vbCrLf
    Call Winsock1.SendData(strGet)
End Sub
Private Sub Winsock1_DataArrival(ByVal bytesTotal As Long)
    Dim strData As String
    Call Winsock1.GetData(strData)
    MsgBox strData
End Sub
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thanks
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