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Still open: Upload, Resize and Display Images in PHP

Uploading and displaying images isn't the problem in this question; it's seeing the file type, and then do the resizing accordingly.

Points: 125 Jan 17, 2005 01:49PM PST

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Looping through files in a folder

"Would someone tell me an easy way to loop through files in a folder. Ideally I would like to only see files of one kind (.pdf) so that I could place a link to them on a web page." It took 28 minutes for a solution to be posted.

Points: 250 Feb 3, 2005 08:33AM PST

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Security flaw

"I got connected remotely from another server... it means anyone can include this db connection file in their scripts and can access my tables, data etc. Isn't it a security flaw? Who has to solve it -- me or my hosts?"

Points: 150 Jan 30, 2005 07:47AM PST

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Still open: Running PHP5 and PHP4 on the same server

"I run a web host, and we are currently trying to look into some way of running PHP4 and PHP5 at the same time, with only .php5 files being parsed by PHP5, and the rest by PHP4. ... I can't find any how-tos or information on how to do that."

Points: 500 Jan 11, 2005 12:08PM PST

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Featured Experts

Diablo84's accomplishments in the PHP topic areas are the stuff of legend: MVP as a new member in 2004, recipient of the first Wizard and Sage certificates, and a member of the Hall of Fame. Not bad for eleven months' work.

Registration Date: March 20, 2004

Expert Points: 883272

Certificates: Sage, PHP; Guru, PHP and Databases


hernst42 is the second half of last March's one-two punch in the PHP topic areas. He didn't start answering questions until five months after he joined, but he's the first PHP Expert to earn certificates in all of the PHP topic areas.

Registration Date: March 19, 2004

Expert Points: 886851

Certificates: Guru, PHP and Databases; Wizard, PHP; Master, PHP for Windows, PHP Installation, Mysql


Squinky is one of the more rare Experts at EE; he says his OS of choice is MacOS X, but he also runs Windows, OpenBSD and Linux servers as a multimedia developer in London. He's also a big fan of the Feedback he gets for helping out.

Registration Date: October 19, 2003

Expert Points: 344140

Certificates: Wizard, PHP

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Nata's Corner: My own Top Ten

woman in specticals Okay, maybe it's not exactly MY Top Ten, but Sophos has listed the top ten most common viruses for January, along with the Top Ten email hoaxes. I can't believe the Budweiser Frogs screensaver is still making the rounds.

If you have a software firewall, and someone comes along and suggests another one, two levels of protection should be better than one, right? Wrong. When Microsoft released SP2, they included their Internet Connection Firewall and assumed that everyone would want it turned on. Much of the time, it does work, but a lot of ISPs include a firewall with their software, so you can start having connection problems if the two conflict. You can disable the Windows firewall by going to Control Panel and selecting "Firewall" in Classic View ("Security Center" in Category view) from there simply check the option to turn off your firewall. In the Category view you're going to select the Windows Firewall from the bottom of the Window and then turn it off.

I saw an article the other day about a former AOL employee who pleaded guilty to stealing 92 million email screen names and selling them to a spammer. U.S. federal sentencing guidelines say he can get a maximum of 2 years. Maybe he should spend them reading all of the spam. Speaking of which, an article from the New York Times makes the case that the Can-Spam Act has actually caused an increase in the amount of spam we get.

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ameba, one of EE's prominent Experts, provides us with a list of newly earned Certificates. His list of all of the Certified Experts is located at his site. The list below covers the period from January 23 through February 6.
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