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davehaz
02-14-2006, 05:22 PM
I need to write a script that goes out periodically and checks to see if a website is up and running. I was going to use


header(location: http://www.example.com) ;

is there a way to find out if the function completed successfully?

thanks.

fci
02-14-2006, 05:32 PM
No and you have a syntax error.
You would probably want to use:
http://us3.php.net/fsockopen
then read the headers it gives you back although that can lead to ambiguous results if the url you link to is redirecting (which you would have to then follow).
using curl may also be good for this (whether through php or via the actual curl binary).

davehaz
02-14-2006, 05:41 PM
thanks, I will check out curl and fsockopen, have since thought about just using a simple ping and see if comes back or not. sorry about the syntax, I realized I had forgotten my "s after I closed code and was just too lazy to go back.



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