Evolt Re: [thelist] Replacing ASPMail script with a Unix/PHP script?

Maximillian Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Tue Sep 20 16:38:33 CDT 2005

 > Anthony Ettinger wrote:
 >> Just because the page spits out the source doesn't
 >> mean it's *nix server. IIS could just be
 >> misconfigured. Anyway, use netcraft.com to check what
 >> that site is running.

Netcraft is not 100% accurate, even discounting errors.  E.g., IIS can 
be configured to report itself as Apache for the sake of a first level 
of obfuscation.  Pretty rare, but something to know for those 
head-scratching moments.

Flavia Tarzwell (FayeC) wrote:
> Thanks for the netcraft tool..it's quite neat. In this case thought it 
> didn't show much:
> http://searchdns.netcraft.com/?host=*.otherduties.com

Using Firefox + WebDeveloper Extension[0] allows easy viewing of the 
headers.  In this case, that the headers returned on the homepage are:
Response Headers - http://www.otherduties.com/index.html

Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 09:41:27 GMT
Server: Apache/2.0.50 (FreeBSD)
Last-Modified: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 04:10:23 GMT
Etag: "3a3aab-1e1d-3d2709c0"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
--------------: ----
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=37
Connection: Keep-Alive
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

200 OK

So, it's Apache 2.0.50 running on a FreeBSD machine.

>> As for a php emailer? Google should turn up thousands
>> of these.

Try PHP Mailer[1].  It's a simple, ready-to-go mailer class with a 
syntax based on ASP Mailer.

[0] http://chrispederick.com/work/firefox/webdeveloper/
[1] http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net/

Max Schwanekamp

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