FIXED, see the bottom. 12/31
rather than give up in total frustration, here's what I am trying to implement, using "curl" to drive the system. This is from the "postful" API docs.
1. Upload the document.
To uploading a document, submit a POST to:
Be sure to include the Content-Type and Content-Length headers and the document itself as the body of the request.
POST /upload HTTP/1.0
... file content here ...
If the upload is successful, you will receive a response like the following:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
What is critical in this response is the id assigned by the server to your document, in this example 290797321.waltershandy.2. You will use that id to reference the document in the next step.
I think it should work with
curl -v --user firstname.lastname@example.org:t0ps3kr3t --data-binary "email@example.com" http://postful.com/service/upload
but, it doesn't. ideas? mac os if it matters, the
% curl --version
curl 7.16.3 (powerpc-apple-darwin9.0) libcurl/7.16.3 OpenSSL/0.9.7l zlib/1.2.3
Protocols: tftp ftp telnet dict ldap http file https ftps
Features: GSS-Negotiate IPv6 Largefile NTLM SSL libz
update: typo fixed
update2: working now! command line is
curl -k -v --user firstname.lastname@example.org:s4x4s54 --data-binary "@m-28-shield.png" https://postful.com/service/
note three things: "-k" option; https, not http:; spell the user name right (duh).
next task: get the address side formatted right.