Our university uses Sonicwall to block certain sites and each student can log into the internet through it.
Its hard to download big files like a linux distribution iso in a single go and I don't want to stay up all night downloading a file. Is their some way by which I could automate this logging in process. Also we get disconnected after every three hours and must log in again.
More generally what scripting language or technique should I learn about so as to achieve this. I prefer ruby over others so if its possible in ruby then its an added bonus.