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Hi,

Quick & simple question:
I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible on
a windows machine..

TITLE Title of popup [enter]
TEXT Text in popup [enter]
POPUP [enter]
<?
$s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
popup\nPOPUP\n');

function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
$socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }

sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
$put=fputs($socket, $request);
sleep(10);
fclose($socket);
}
?>

Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it
doesn't seem to work..

Anyone a bright idea???
Thanx in advance,
Marco


Jul 17 '05 #1
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Hi Marco,

I fail to see what a popup has to do with a socket.
Really.
Are you talking about browser-popup?

That aside: What do you mean by "doesn't seem to work?"

Is the socket not accepting connections?
You didn't create a socket on a port under 1024 on *nix without being root??

Do you get an error?
Does the whole thingy time-out?

Please provide us/me with a little more information.

Regards,
Erwin Moller
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Ok.. Seems the information was too little :-)

here we go with a little more info:

A friend of mine as programmed a simple popup kind of thing.
I made a scheduler in PHP, but to assure we don't forget any todo-items I
thought it would be a nice feature to let this scheduler (running on LINUX
server with apache/PHP) send messages to (in this case) my windows machine.
(e.g: call php page with aid of crontab)

Now, this friend has a reputation with Delphi (pascal) and programmed a nice
little popup application.
To use it I have to connect to (if local) 127.0.0.1 port 12345 (with SSH /
putty raw connection) and after entering the Tilte of the popup, text and
the final POPUP command, I see a nice popup with the text I entered...

....
So the commands entered in the PUTTY window are quite simple:
TITLE Title of popup window
TEXT text in popup window
POPUP

Now what I have to do (in php duh..) is sending these commands to the
client..............
So my thought would be creating a socket to the (windows) machine with the
popup-thing running and send the commands..
But it just doesn't seem to work..

If anyone of you can help me out.. PLEASE!! :-)

Thanx in advance,
Marco


"Quarco" <do********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:41*********************@news.xs4all.nl...
Hi,

Quick & simple question:
I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible
on
a windows machine..

TITLE Title of popup [enter]
TEXT Text in popup [enter]
POPUP [enter]
<?
$s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
popup\nPOPUP\n');

function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
$socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }

sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
$put=fputs($socket, $request);
sleep(10);
fclose($socket);
}
?>

Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it
doesn't seem to work..

Anyone a bright idea???
Thanx in advance,
Marco

Jul 17 '05 #3

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"Quarco" <do********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41*********************@news.xs4all.nl...
Hi,

Quick & simple question:
I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible on a windows machine..

TITLE Title of popup [enter]
TEXT Text in popup [enter]
POPUP [enter]
<?
$s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
popup\nPOPUP\n');

function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
$socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }

sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
$put=fputs($socket, $request);
sleep(10);
fclose($socket);
}
?>

Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it
doesn't seem to work..

Anyone a bright idea???


A firewall blocking the connection? What port are you using?

BTW: I hope you're not writing an adware.
Jul 17 '05 #4

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Seemed the app. expected a timout between the commands..
No, it is _not_ an ad aware whatsoever :-)
"Chung Leong" <ch***********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:nb********************@comcast.com...
"Quarco" <do********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41*********************@news.xs4all.nl...
Hi,

Quick & simple question:
I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible

on
a windows machine..

TITLE Title of popup [enter]
TEXT Text in popup [enter]
POPUP [enter]
<?
$s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
popup\nPOPUP\n');

function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
$socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }

sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
$put=fputs($socket, $request);
sleep(10);
fclose($socket);
}
?>

Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it
doesn't seem to work..

Anyone a bright idea???


A firewall blocking the connection? What port are you using?

BTW: I hope you're not writing an adware.

Jul 17 '05 #5

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"Marco" <dont_send{spam}[mps]@this.address[webmind.nl].please.com> wrote in
message news:41***********************@news.wanadoo.nl...
Ok.. Seems the information was too little :-)

here we go with a little more info:

A friend of mine as programmed a simple popup kind of thing.
I made a scheduler in PHP, but to assure we don't forget any todo-items I
thought it would be a nice feature to let this scheduler (running on LINUX
server with apache/PHP) send messages to (in this case) my windows machine. (e.g: call php page with aid of crontab)

Now, this friend has a reputation with Delphi (pascal) and programmed a nice little popup application.
To use it I have to connect to (if local) 127.0.0.1 port 12345 (with SSH /
putty raw connection) and after entering the Tilte of the popup, text and
the final POPUP command, I see a nice popup with the text I entered...

...
So the commands entered in the PUTTY window are quite simple:
TITLE Title of popup window
TEXT text in popup window
POPUP

Now what I have to do (in php duh..) is sending these commands to the
client..............
So my thought would be creating a socket to the (windows) machine with the popup-thing running and send the commands..
But it just doesn't seem to work..

If anyone of you can help me out.. PLEASE!! :-)

Thanx in advance,
Marco


"Quarco" <do********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:41*********************@news.xs4all.nl...
Hi,

Quick & simple question:
I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible on
a windows machine..

TITLE Title of popup [enter]
TEXT Text in popup [enter]
POPUP [enter]
<?
$s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
popup\nPOPUP\n');

function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
$socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }

sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
$put=fputs($socket, $request);
sleep(10);
fclose($socket);
}
?>

Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it doesn't seem to work..

Anyone a bright idea???
Thanx in advance,
Marco


For this kind of thing it makes much more sense for the client to poll the
server across port 80. That way your program would still work when there's a
firewall between the two.
Jul 17 '05 #6

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Funny, thought of that last night myself :-)

Still, it was a nice learning-thing ..

Thanx all for your time..

Greetz,
Marco

"Chung Leong" <ch***********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:h4********************@comcast.com...
"Marco" <dont_send{spam}[mps]@this.address[webmind.nl].please.com> wrote
in
message news:41***********************@news.wanadoo.nl...
Ok.. Seems the information was too little :-)

here we go with a little more info:

A friend of mine as programmed a simple popup kind of thing.
I made a scheduler in PHP, but to assure we don't forget any todo-items
I
thought it would be a nice feature to let this scheduler (running on
LINUX
server with apache/PHP) send messages to (in this case) my windows

machine.
(e.g: call php page with aid of crontab)

Now, this friend has a reputation with Delphi (pascal) and programmed a

nice
little popup application.
To use it I have to connect to (if local) 127.0.0.1 port 12345 (with SSH
/
putty raw connection) and after entering the Tilte of the popup, text and
the final POPUP command, I see a nice popup with the text I entered...

...
So the commands entered in the PUTTY window are quite simple:
TITLE Title of popup window
TEXT text in popup window
POPUP

Now what I have to do (in php duh..) is sending these commands to the
client..............
So my thought would be creating a socket to the (windows) machine with

the
popup-thing running and send the commands..
But it just doesn't seem to work..

If anyone of you can help me out.. PLEASE!! :-)

Thanx in advance,
Marco


"Quarco" <do********@hotmail.com> schreef in bericht
news:41*********************@news.xs4all.nl...
> Hi,
>
> Quick & simple question:
> I have to send the next data to a socket in order to make a popup visible > on
> a windows machine..
>
> TITLE Title of popup [enter]
> TEXT Text in popup [enter]
> POPUP [enter]
>
>
> <?
> $s=socket_raw_connect($host,$port,15,'TITLE Test \nTEXT Text in
> popup\nPOPUP\n');
>
> function socket_raw_connect ($server, $port, $timeout,$request) {
> if (!is_numeric($port) or !is_numeric($timeout)) {return false;}
> $socket = fsockopen($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
> if(!$socket) { echo "Opening socket error"; exit(); }
>
> sleep(10); #Wait for program... bug :-)
> $put=fputs($socket, $request);
> sleep(10);
> fclose($socket);
> }
> ?>
>
> Now, I have tried the whole scala of \r \n \r\n \0x0a etc.. for \n but it > doesn't seem to work..
>
> Anyone a bright idea???
>
>
> Thanx in advance,
> Marco
>
>
>
>


For this kind of thing it makes much more sense for the client to poll the
server across port 80. That way your program would still work when there's
a
firewall between the two.

Jul 17 '05 #7

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