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

Diane Soini dianesoini at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 7 08:30:29 CDT 2003

I can't use PHP nor can I recompile or change the server or install 
anything like modules or anything other than cgi scripts into the 
cgi-bin and html pages into the site files. I'm hoping there is perl 
code I could use to open a file on another server, read its contents 
and print out to the browser without redirecting to that other server. 
Is there anything like that out there?

On Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at 04:03 AM, 
thelist-request at lists.evolt.org wrote:
> 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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