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Problems with fsockopen in php to do a whois on port 43

Discussion in 'Plesk 9.x for Linux Issues, Fixes, How-To' started by jaimet, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. jaimet

    jaimet Guest


    I'm trying to execute a PHP script on a plesk 9 server. The main point of the script is to execute a socket request to whois.crsnic.net so i can check if a domain is available or not.

    When i execute the script on my computer, everyting works fine; but when doing it on the server i get a connection timed out error message.

    So i think that my server is blocking the requests i do with this script on port 43. I've tried to setup the plesk firewall, opening the port but still the same. Maybe i'm doing soemthin wrong...

    Is this a firewall problem?



    I'm desperate.
  2. deeplist

    deeplist Guest

    Sorry to bring this thread up from the dead, but I am experiencing the same issue. Can anybody else shed some light on this? The same script works on a different server just fine. Port 43 IS open on the trouble machine.