Creating new Scenarios with Simon (Part-I)

If you're wondering what Simon is all about, I'd blogged about the same just a few days back. You might as well want to read that post, before going through this one. Click here  to read it. So, I was reading the Simon handbook and chapter-4 covers this topic in great detail. You can access … Continue reading Creating new Scenarios with Simon (Part-I)

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Check wether a port is open using PHP

I saw Tony running this test and didn’t really understand what was going on. Well, this explains it,or at least tries to 😛

Open and Free Source!

You need to replace the
$address =”the_test_address.com”;
$port = ‘port_number’;

/*Code starts*/
/*port test*/

<?php
$address=”smtp.gmail.com”;
$port = ‘456’;
if (isset($port) and
($socket=socket_create(AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, SOL_TCP)) and
(socket_connect($socket, $address, $port)))  {
$text=”Connection successful on IP $address, port $port”;
socket_close($socket);
}
else  {
$text=”Unable  connect<pre>”.socket_strerror(socket_last_error()).”</pre>”;
}
echo “<html><head></head><body>”.
$text.
“</body></html>”;
?>

/*code ends*/
code courtesy: http://php.net/socket_connect

How to test :- Copy this code to a file say, porttest.php, change the $address , $port to the required and put it somewhere accessible by your server , like /var/www/ in linux. And run the same by opening localhost/porttest.php

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