Just wondering if this were possible to do... Right now, I have a script that uses SigmaChat for my bulletin board, and it queries the remote server.. It works just great --- except when their server is offline. This is my CURRENT php script called via cron every 5 minutes:
<?php include("http://client0.sigmachat.com/scwho.pl?id=xxxxxx&subroom=0&boldadmin=1&comma=1&countonly=0&chatbg=000000&chatusr=FFFFFF&subroomcolor=FFFFFF&chatadmusr=00FFFF&nousermsg=<smallfont>There+are+currently+no+users+in+chat.<%2Fsmallfont>"); ?>
What i'm looking to do, is basically this:
If return value is sucessful, then write the contents to > test.html
if cannot connect to remote server, write "Chat Information Temporarily Unavailable" to >test.html
I currently call the scripts via cron by doing this:
*/5 * * * * root /usr/local/bin/php /home/user1/maint/numchat.php > /home/user1/maint/chat/numchat.html
Can anyone supply any help on getting this completed? Many thanks!