Hi there It's not a common practice for good webhosts - I would recommend moving if they don't change those restrictions. There is no other way to do what you want. Cheers Dan ithium hosting http://www.ithium.net SOAPI PHP code library http://www.soapi.com BitwiseShift http://www.bitwiseshift.net -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Mark Lee Sent: 20 September 2003 08:00 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] getting RSS feeds via PHP Hi all, I'm trying to write some php to get, parse, and display RSS feeds. Not a monumental task, I thought. It seems, however, that my web host has fopen(), fsockopen(), and similar functions disabled. I tried to be clever and override this setting with: ini_set ( 'allow_url_fopen', '1') or die('oh dang!'); but of course that'd be too easy. Does anyone have any experience with alternate solutions? Is there any way to access remote files without fopen()? Is this a common function for hosting providers to disable? Thanks, Mark mark at marksdigital.com http://www.marksdigital.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !