Thread: spider?!

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    i programmed a little link database. Now i want to build a script which takes the url out of the db and tests if the site is still available or not. Any ideas how i could do that?!?
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    Devshed Newbie (0 - 499 posts)
    Not sure if this would be 100% accurate or the most efficient way, but you could use the fopen() function to open the URL. According to PHP docs, it will return false if the open fails.

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