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Help! with php and cURL

Hi there,

I’m having a real heap of trouble with PHP and cURL

My aim is to use this code (or something like it) to submit 2 fields to a remote server (using GET) and receive back 6 fields (again with GET).

When I run the function below, I get back a 401 unauthorized error although the Username and Password are correct. Presumably then, they are not reaching the remote server at all or in the correct state. Problem is, I know so little about cURL that I don’t know what the correct state is., and that’s before I start worrying about getting data back from the server!

Below is the guide from the service provider about communicating with their server. Unfortunately they have been of absolutely no help so far so I’d be really grateful if you could give me any suggestions about where I am going wrong and what I should do instead.


$bcUser = 'ConnectBusinessUK';
$bcPass = 'xxxxxx';
$bcURL = 'http://service.bulletinconnect.net/api/1/sms/in';
$bcRatecode = FALSE;

//Receive function
function Receive($user, $pass) {
global $bcURL;
$data = "userId=".urlencode($user)
. "&password=".urlencode($pass);
$cUrl = curl_init();
curl_setopt($cUrl, CURLOPT_URL, $bcURL);
curl_setopt($cUrl, CURLOPT_HEADER, 'Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded');
curl_setopt($cUrl, CURLOPT_GET, 1);
curl_setopt($cUrl, CURLOPT_GETFIELDS, $data);
curl_setopt($cUrl, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 30);
$code = curl_getinfo($cUrl, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE);
return ($code == 200 || $code == 204) ? TRUE : FALSE;

//Execute function
Receive($bcUser, $bcPass);
************************************************** **********************
To Receive a Message

Clients can GET incoming messages from http://service.bulletinconnect.net/api/1/sms/in . Users of the AAPT Bulletin Connect will need to use a different URL for Sending and Receiving Messages/Staus updates. See the AAPT Bulletin Connect section for more details on what URL you should use.
Required Input parameters are:
• userId
• password

The userId and password are supplied to you by Bulletin Wireless when you sign up for a Bulletin Connect account. You may pass them to the server in a query string, or in the HTTP Authorization header in Basic format.
Bulletin Connect will respond to each and every HTTP request with one of the following result codes.
• 200- OK
• 204- No content to return
• 401- Unauthorized
• 500- Internal error
For 200 codes (success) Bulletin Connect will include a form encoded parameter list containing message information as described here
• messageID
• from
• to
• rateCode
• inReplyTold
• body
N.B. The order of the parameters may change so use value/pair matching rather than location mapping.
May 8 '07 #1
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Hi Paul,

are you trying to generate an sms text using service bulletin ?

May 8 '07 #2

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