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php and wget

Hi all,

I have a small problem I hope you can all help me with.

I have two totally different websites located on different servers. Lets call them A and B.

What I want to happen is user goes to site A and fills in a forum. When hitting submit the form is processed, added to a database and also the php file processing the form calls a remote script hosted on website B and passes variables in the url to that form.

On site B the script is called and reads in the $_get parameters. It uses these parameters and processes them and posts output on a private forum.

Problem I am having is that the wget part and passing the variables to the script.

The $boturl is formed correctly as when I echoed it out as a test it comes out fine. When I go to folder the script is running from it shows a file that resulted from the wget has the filename: postdata.php?password=temppassword and thats it. So seems when wget is pulling the file at the url it only passes the password variable and nothing else after the first &

On B's side the script only runs if password is correctly passed which it is but no other variables are being passed correctly so end results are blank/empty variables.

Am I doing something wrong?
// Code from site A  --  All variables assigned values fruther above in my code (not shown here)
$boturl = "http://example.com/script/postdata.php?password=tempassword&files=" . $files . "&size=" . $size_temp . "&name=" . $name . "&url=" . $website;
system("wget " . $boturl);
// Code from site b
$turl = isset( $_GET['url'] ) ? $_GET['url'] : '';
$password = isset( $_GET['password'] ) ? $_GET['password'] :
// etc etc

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Ray PaseurCommented:
Instead of system(wget) try CURL or simply this:

$x = file_get_contents($boturl);

HTH, ~Ray
I'd prefer Ray's solution however if you must use the system() wget command, you may need to wrap the URL in single quotes because some characters are interpreted literally, such as a space.
SerjTechAuthor Commented:
When using $x = file_get_contents($boturl); I get the following error:

Warning: file_get_contents(http://example.com/script/postdata.php?password=temppass&files=6&size=3.01 MB&name=Test Filename&&url=http://siteb.com/download.php?file=test) [function.file-get-contents]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request in /home/testsite/examplesite.info/upload.php on line 205

Line 205 is:
$x = file_get_contents($boturl);

But if I run that url in the error message via my browser the page will open and run fine processing all the information.
SerjTechAuthor Commented:
Got it working now.

Problem was a space in the url that script didn't like getting so used str_replace to handle the space character and it worked fine first time.

So thank you both for your answers.

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