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June 16th, 2005, 04:20 PM
Received this message from our hosting company today and would like to know if Photo Post may be effective in any way.

!! Attention PHP Users and Developers !!

In the past month alone we have had at least 20 incidents resulting from allow_url_fopen exploits. These incidents have caused downtime for many clients as well as network outages caused by DOS attacks. We feel it to be in the best interest of the vast majority of our clients who do not use allow_url_fopen to disable this function from our PHP core install.

Effective 06/16/2005 we will be disabling the allow_url_fopen function from the default PHP core functions on all of our webservers.

June 17th, 2005, 04:28 PM
Is it good news or bad news since I haven't seen any replies yet on this subject?

Chuck S
June 17th, 2005, 05:37 PM
we use fopen and fclose not allow_url_fopen etc

June 17th, 2005, 09:03 PM
Cool. :D