I am running XAMPP (LAMPP) under Ubuntu Koala, both as-is, out of the box, works great but trying to use web services across the Internet and not getting anywhere. Specifically I am working with an installation of Wordpress and my own WP plugin that uses Magpie to fetch RSS feeds from remote servers (eBay products in this case.). Works fine on shared hosting, but can't get this working on my local machine, just get no response. I believe Magpie uses fopen to fetch the feeds. Does anyone know of a limitation with XAMPP/LINUX that might prevent this? I have set allow_url_fopen to "true" in php.ini (actually, that's allowed by default), so it's not that.
Any suggestions? Thanks.