testing for fsockopen

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Hello.  Before going to our host administrators I'm trying to do a little
research.  When I attempt to run a PHP server-side RSS aggegator program (to
bring in some feeds headlines to a web page) I receive this error, for
example, in its error log:

fsockopen(): unable to connect to www.nytimes.com:80

I am told that fsockopen is typically enabled by default but I don't know if
such is the case on this server, or, if perchance there is something else
preventing the outside connections.

My question is, is there a way for me to do a test that will tell me that
fsockopen is disabled?  And if it is disabled, what does it entail to enable


Re: testing for fsockopen

Lincoln Geo wrote

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I would just ask the host.

Charles Sweeney

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