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PHP Scripts for Interacting with Networks

Dec 15, 2010, 20:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leidago Noabeb)

"PHP has a great many tools for interacting with a network and also with the Internet. In this article, I examine some of those tools and functions to show how exactly you can use them to make your scripts more useful in a network environment. Click here to download the accompanying source code.

"Accessing Other Websites with PHP

"Accessing other sites with PHP is extremely easy, but why would you want to do that? If you just want to get information from a website (for instance, a website that offers weather reports for a city that is of interest to you), then you can write a spider to get that information and more.

"In PHP, you access a website in pretty much the same way that you would access a text file on your hard drive -- by using fopen().

fopen(http://localhost/websecure/ftp.php, "r");

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