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PHP and MySQL® Web Development, Fourth Edition by Laura Thomson, Luke Welling

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20 Using Network and Protocol Functions

IN THIS CHAPTER, WE LOOK AT THE NETWORK-ORIENTED functions in PHP that enable your scripts to interact with the rest of the Internet. A world of resources is available out there, and a wide variety of protocols is available for using them.

Key topics covered in this chapter include

Image  Examining available protocols

Image  Sending and reading email

Image  Using data from other websites

  Using network lookup functions

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