Solved

Sending HTTP POST thru fsockopen?

Posted on 2011-03-23
2
379 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
The task seems simple. I want to use fsockopen to post variables to another page.

Just to give you an idea how I want it to work... This is being used for adding user accounts into two separate databases on different websites. The user fills out a form, the $_POST variables are used to create a user account in the main database, then I want to send those variables to another page (through fsocket) to setup the account on the secondary databse.

Here's what I have so far (I will provide all pieces that I'm using for testing):

The Form:
<form action="testprocess.php" method="post">
First Name: <input type="text" name="first_name" size="20"><br /><br />
Last Name: <input type="text" name="last_name" size="20"><br /><br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit">
</form>

Open in new window



Main Processing Script  "testprocess.php"
<?
$first_name = urlencode($_POST['first_name']);
$last_name = urlencode($_POST['last_name']);

// Here would be all my functions that I want my script to do before sending the post variables to the other web site. 

$req = "first_name=".$first_name;
$req .= "&last_name=".$last_name;

// post back to PayPal system to validate
$header .= "POST /insertacct.php HTTP/1.0\r\n";
$header .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
$header .= "Content-Length: " . strlen($req) . "\r\n\r\n";
$fp = fsockopen ('demo.mysite.com', 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);
fputs ($fp, $header . $req);
fclose ($fp);

header("location: test.php?chk=1");
?>

Open in new window



Insert Account Page
(this is the "behind-the-scenes" page that will be on a different website)
<?
$first_name = $_POST['first_name'];
$last_name = $_POST['last_name'];

  mysql_query(" INSERT INTO `users`  (`last_name` , `first_name`)  VALUES ('$last_name','$first_name')") or die(mysql_error());
?>

Open in new window




The address of my script would be:
http://ecafe.mydomain.com/insertacct.php
Hopefully, it doesn't matter that it is a Subdomain.

0
Comment
Question by:tonyhhisc
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
WebCricket earned 500 total points
ID: 35200437
If you want to use fsocket open, I would use this script http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.fsockopen.php#101872 but I highly recommend using cURL for this sort of operation. CURL can handle all the heavy lifting for you.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:tonyhhisc
ID: 35210445
Thanks I used CURL
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

"In order to have an organized way for empathy mapping, we rely on a psychological model and trying to model it in a simple way, so we will split the board to three section for each persona and a scenario and try to see what those personas would Do,…
Get to know the ins and outs of building a web-based ERP system for your enterprise. Development timeline, technology, and costs outlined.
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now