I'm having to learning new languages faster than I'm having hot dinners. When I say learn I don't mean become some sort of guru, just enough to get by. If I wanted to do it in perl (and I know this isn't the right newsgroup, but please excuse me), how would I access a mysql server?
Besides that, its working a treat with wget and php. I'll have a fully fledged autoresponder system up in no time. Thankyou all. Henry "Erik Price" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > > On Tuesday, July 2, 2002, at 01:00 PM, Henry wrote: > > > 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!! > > There are always security issues. I have no idea about the details of > your system, your needs, or anything else, so I can't tell you anything > except to think logically about what you are doing. Does taking the > wget path mean that anybody can use links/lynx/wget/telnet/Internet > Explorer/Mozilla to execute your script? Most definitely. Be sure that > you take this into account when you design it (you may wish to check > things like the User-agent, IP address, and other HTTP variables to make > sure that it is being executed "properly"). > > > I'm going to go down the wget path at the moment. Thanks in advance. > > Good idea -- seems like your only option according to what you've told > us. > > Personally I would probably write a Perl script (most hosts have Perl) > to do whatever it is that needs to be done and have cron execute that, > this saves you from a whole window of exploit (the web server). But if > you don't have Perl or don't know Perl, that's a problem. > > > Good luck, > > Erik > > > > > > ---- > > Erik Price > Web Developer Temp > Media Lab, H.H. Brown > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php