Only one concern. Are there any security issues. And I suppose more
importantly, if there are; is there a way to get the php-script to ensure
that is is being invoked by my cron deamon. Should I put the page in a
directory and use .htaccess to control security. Or can I check the referrer
to ensure that it is not being invoked via a browser!!

I'm going to go down the wget path at the moment. Thanks in advance.


"Erik Price" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> On Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 12:25  PM, Henry wrote:
> > PS. I cannot compile as a binary etc. This configuration is the confi
> > of the
> > shared server I am using which is hosted by a third part.
> If your PHP is not compiled as a CGI interpreter, then you can't do
> commandline PHP commands.  But all is not lost.  You can have the cron
> job execute a shell script that executes lynx or links or wget, or even
> just executes the command directly from the cron job, and have that
> lynx/links/wget request a PHP script that does what you want done.
> Erik
> ----
> Erik Price
> Web Developer Temp
> Media Lab, H.H. Brown

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