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Re: IDL sockets
I tried it on our own web server and I am getting an error response from
the server: -ERROR-(501): Gateway function not available,
but at least the socket connection has worked.
All I have to do now is undertand Error-501 on our type of web server.
Mark Hadfield wrote:
> From: "George Constantinides" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Has any one used the SOCKET function successfully?
> > I have tried the Craig Markwardt suggestion from an earlier post without
> > any success.
> > > socket, unit, 'cow.physics.wisc.edu', 80, /get_lun
> > > printf, unit, 'GET http://cow.physics.wisc.edu/~craigm/idl/idl.html'
> > > text = ''
> > > while eof(unit) EQ 0 do begin
> > > readf, unit, text
> > > print, text
> > > endwhile
> > > free_lun, unit
> I hadn't, but I was sufficiently intrigued to give it a go. I substituted a
> local WWW site for Craig's and tried it out. It worked! Now all I need to
> do is load the text into a file, open it in a browser, and I can surf the
> Web with IDL!
> I didn't bother trying to connect directly to Craig's site because we are
> behind a firewall. Are you? If you are, then the HTTP queries have to be
> sent to your proxy server and formulated a bit differently.
> Mark Hadfield
> email@example.com http://katipo.niwa.cri.nz/~hadfield
> National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research