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Run a remote script from a local server

code green
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I have had 3 seperate procedures running happily for a couple of years that I now wish to merge into one.

1. Collect list of email addresses from Access on local server.
Write these addresses to a CSV file.
2. FTP the CSV file from local server to remote server using FTP program
3. Insert email addresses from CSV into MySql and send out an email.

Number one and two I can merge into one PHP script (subscribers.php), but the third (process.php) has to reside on the remote server - about 2000 miles away.
I have been running process.php by Schedule task on a local machine via a browser but for simplicity am now trying to call it from subscribers.php.

Via a browser process.php is simply a php web-page requiring no log-in or password.
How can I make this run from a local php script?
Sep 10 '09 #1
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code green
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Solved it. Too simple really.
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  1. echo file_get_contents('http://www.web-site/path/to/scripts/process.php');
I just need to work on more efficient handling of script returns.
Sep 10 '09 #2

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