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php exec and nslookup

P: 111
Hi I have been trying to use the php exec and nslookup for DNS lookups on a windows platform.

but whenever i execute the code i get the following error:
Unable to fork [nslookup -type=MX]

I am pretty sure that the code i'm using is ok.

I've come across a few sites that have said that the most probably answer is to set read + execute permissions on the exe.
I have no idea what this is or how to do this, any ideas?

also, is there a setting in the php.ini that i may need to edit.

the code that i'm using for the exec() is
[PHP]function customCheckDnsrr($host,$recType='') {
if(!empty($host)) {
exec("nslookup -type=$recType $host",$output);
foreach($output as $line) {
if(preg_match("/^$host/", $line)) {
return true;
return false;
return false;

where for testing i'm using $host as, as the input parameter.
Jan 9 '08 #1
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P: 111
does anyone know how to fix this,, or guide me in the right direction
Jan 10 '08 #2

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