php image script is slow

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php image script is slow

Postby bst82551 » 19. February 2005 00:48

english replies only, please.
i have a script that i was using before i installed amp that pings a server and displays a specified image depending on whether the ping is successful or not.
here is the code:
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$server = "";
$port = "8080";
#Timeout in seconds before displaying the offline message.
$tout = "3";

header("Content-type: image/jpeg");
$ftping = @fsockopen ($server, $port, $errno, $errstr, $tout);

if (!$ftping) {
} else {


it runs much slower than it did on my previous installation. before, i had apache 2.052 and php 5 installed. That was it, just apache and php. Is there something that i should do so that this script will run faster? Is there some extra error checking occuring?

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Joined: 16. February 2005 13:15

Why not using fopen()?

Postby TConnect » 21. February 2005 12:36


it seems to be better to use fopen() to open an external image:

if($fp = fopen($url_to_image, "rb") {

} else {


The header you want to send is required only, if opening image was successfull...

Best regards
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