...but that assumes that his host has not disabled all sockets, which seems likely. After all, why disable fsockopen() and allow other methods? Dan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Burhan Khalid Sent: 20 September 2003 20:12 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] getting RSS feeds via PHP Mark Lee wrote: > 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? There is Snoopy (which is a browser emulator class) http://snoopy.sourceforge.net There are a few classes in PEAR that do what you are after. I believe there is a RSS parser class in PEAR already. cURL might be another option. -- Burhan Khalid thelist[at]meidomus[dot]com http://www.meidomus.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 !