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Check if a website exists and if so, create a link

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I want to provide a link to a users public_html directory from our companies intranet, but only if it exists for the user. (as not all users have a public_html, and i dont want them to end up in error404)

i.e. user: bob (logged in using http_auth) PHP checks to see if [a href=\"http://servername/~bob\" target=\"_blank\"]http://servername/~bob[/a] exists, if it does then show a link, if it doesnt (Error 404) then don't show the link.

The public_html's are on a different server, so I cant look at the local hard disk.

Any ideas? I am guessing some form of wget, followed by an if statement (depending on an error 404).


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You can check that using fopen:

[a href=\"http://www.php.net/fopen\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.php.net/fopen[/a]

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