I’m using this to check for the availability of a URL:
$fp = fsockopen("$url", 443, $errno, $errstr);
and I get this error back…
Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to https://example.com/soapserver.php:443 (Unable to find the socket transport “https” – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?) in C:\Home etc etc….
I’m using an IIS server btw,( no its not my doing! ) so I think its something to do with not having open-ssl, but I’m not sure. Can anyone help please?
I did a phpinfo() and I do have ssl, but on IMAP and cURL, thats all.
also for ssl you need to prefix the host with ssl://
Uncomment the line:
You should be using just the hostname, not the URL in the fsockopen call. You’ll need to provide the uri, minus the host/port in the actual HTTP headers. As @Martijin noted, and as listed in the manual page, you’ll need to preface your host name with ssl:// for SSL or tls:// if using transport layer security.
Manual page for fsockopen. Look at Example #1.
Let’s say you wanted to grab NY Times, which enforces HTTPS:
$client = stream_socket_client('https://www.nytimes.com', $errno, $errstr, 30);
$client = stream_socket_client('tcp://www.nytimes.com:443', $errno, $errstr, 30);
Note I’ve replaced
tcp:// and appended the 443 port to the hostname.
I guess we can say that
stream_socket_client() does not speak URLs.
Check curl installed or not for php.
if it is not installed install the curl.
for windows Uncomment the line: extension=php_openssl.dll in php.ini,
for ubuntu sudo apt-get install php-curl
ssl:// worked for me but I kept getting a BAD REQUEST response. I found that I needed to add one more line to declare explicitly my Host Header as described here and ensure that I’ve updated my HTTP from
$header .= "POST /cgi-bin/webscr HTTP/1.1\r\n"; $header .= "Host: www.sandbox.paypal.com\r\n";