[thelist] Can you open a url with a cgi script?

Peter Lowe pgl at instinct.org
Tue Aug 5 21:00:22 CDT 2003

On Aug 06, Dan Romanchik wrote:
> Diane Soini" <dianesoini at earthlink.net> asks:
> > Is there a way to read the contents of a document on another server from a
> > cgi script on a server that doesn't have the LPW module installed? All the
> > examples I can find on the web use this module, but our crabby admin won't
> > install any modules.
> You can do this in PHP with fopen().
> Have fun!

... and file(), and file_get_contents(), and readfile(), and any other
function that opens a file - as long as the php.ini setting
fopen_wrappers is on.


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