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apache php and fopen

very slow



10:33 pm on Dec 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Wonder if anyone has had this problem, it's taken me all weekend to track this down, but finally got it to this stage:

I now have a file called a.php in my Linux server website root directory - nothing else in it but:

echo time() ;
$fp = @fopen("http://www.a-website-feed.com/feed.xml","r");
echo time() ;

when I access www.mysite.com/a.php from IE - it takes about 25 seconds to complete.
On the server, when I go to the directory and run:
php a.php
it takes 2 seconds?

I guess its an apache/php problem. Has been working for ages now but suddenly causing problems.

Anyone any ideas?



11:25 am on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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just wondering - could it be possible that using via apache there is some dns problem, but not when run interactively?


2:55 pm on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Good thinking, but I don't think so. There shouldn't be any difference in DNS or firewall access. I have no idea what the problem could be, though. You could change the URL to [] to eliminate network issues.


4:01 pm on Dec 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the idea.

The problem seems to have gone away for the time being, so I guess it must be some dns problem somewhere along the line as I have not changed anything on the machine, unless you can think of any other variable?

I will try that next time.



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