payed files : need a quick access to an ascii table
Posted on 2000-03-24
I wish to make access to certain files both protected and paid. To that end I wish to maintain off-line (on my own PC) a wide list of e-mails + password in an appropriate format. I will load that list on my sites (I have serveral sites).
Then I would like to have a cgi to accept :
- the name of the file to display
to prompt for the :
- the e-mail
- the password
to check the table, to log the request in a local or remote file with the date, and display the file.
I wish to avoid database systems to be portable on any machine. I accept to design the file in the best way for a quick retrieval. If fast, simple enough and supported the solution may be used for a business and yield (small) royalties.
Thnaks for your help!