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Issue:  Retrieving data from remote HTTP locations. "failed to open stream: HTTP request failed!"

Doesn't Work: fopen(), file_get_contents(), SoapClient('[url=]http://remote_wsdl[/url]')

Works: curl, wget via CLI & exec()

Tried: Set all ini's to allow_url_fopen = 'On'

root@OW-WS01:~$ php -v
PHP 5.3.3-7+squeeze15 with Suhosin-Patch (cli) (built: Mar  4 2013 14:05:25) 
Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group
Zend Engine v2.3.0, Copyright (c) 1998-2010 Zend Technologies
    with Suhosin v0.9.32.1, Copyright (c) 2007-2010, by SektionEins GmbH

root@OW-WS01:~# php -i --php-ini /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini | grep 'fopen'
allow_url_fopen => On => On

root@OW-WS01:~# grep 'fopen' -R /etc/php5/
/etc/php5/cli/php.ini:; http://php.net/allow-url-fopen
/etc/php5/cli/php.ini:allow_url_fopen = On
/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini:; http://php.net/allow-url-fopen
/etc/php5/apache2/php.ini:allow_url_fopen = On

Code Debug:

ini_set('default_socket_timeout', 10);
ini_set('display_errors', 1);
ini_set('error_reporting', E_ALL);

echo 'allow_url_fopen:' .  (ini_get('allow_url_fopen') ? 'TRUE' : 'FALSE') . '<br/>';
echo 'default_socket_timeout: ' . ini_get('default_socket_timeout') . '<br/>';

$Remote_XML  = "valid_path.xml";
$todays_XML     = __DIR__ .'/imports/' . date( 'Ymd', time() ) . '.xml';

echo '<hr/><br/> Testing fopen()<br/>';

$from = fopen( $Remote_XML, 'r' );
$to   = fopen( $todays_XML, 'w+' );
stream_copy_to_stream( $from, $to );

echo '<hr/><br/> Testing file_get_contents()<br/>';

$fgc = file_get_contents($Remote_XML);
file_put_contents($todays_XML, $fgc );

echo '<hr/><br/> Testing SoapClient()<br/>';
    $soap = new SoapClient( '/?wsdl', array( 'trace' => TRUE ) );
    $soap->login( 'user', 'pass' );
    echo 'soap passed';
} catch( SoapFault $e ) {



Results in image format: http://i.imm.io/10Hle.png


So, how do I overcome this? Have sniffed packets and these requests aren't even getting generated.  This code works just dandy on local and on another server, so there's got to be something I haven't figured out yet. Any idea what could be causing this or what to try next?



Edited by Mahngiel
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Well, though these issue remain, I have developed a workaround by using cURL() for the downloads and using a hard-copy of the WSDL with these options in the SoapClient constructor

$this->Client = new SoapClient( "path/to/local.wsdl", array( 'soap_version' => 1.1, 'trace' => TRUE, 'stream_context' => 'context' ) );


Further, had to remove a schema import from the xml.


Am still looking for an answer as to why these changes need to be made.

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