SwiftlyTilting: usability, reusability

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

phpABC 2.1

Soon after I released phpABC 2.0, I realized there was a much better way of handling the multi language support. A way that would only take a few minutes to implement and wouldn’t require any language files, which basically meant a lot of work I did for 2.0 was pointless. Oh well. At least the package size is smaller; those language files doubled the size of the release, to a whopping 50K! :D

Also in 2.1 I updated the templates so they display the field names in the language ABC is using.

Unpack into a new directory.

Download phpABC 2.1

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Works perfectly with 2.6.9 had to switch back to 2.6.9 from 3 since it was to buggy.

Also, the site for phpABC is borked.

Comment by Undisclosedpower — Tuesday, April 19, 2005 @ 7:59 am

glad it works for ya :)

fixed the site link.. forgot to add the redirect oops!

Comment by swiftlytilting — Tuesday, April 19, 2005 @ 5:28 pm


PHPABC looks to be great !Exactly the thing i was looking for.
But i have a problem.
I upload PHPABC on a website which support PHP.
I start the web interface on port 33333 and configure my WRT54G router to forward it to my
computer running ABC.
But PHPABC can’t connect. i have the error message :”Could not connect”.

Could anyone help me please ?

I use ABC 3.0.1 and PHPABC 2.1.

Thanks for your help !!


Comment by NooN — Wednesday, June 8, 2005 @ 10:55 am

What are you using for your domain? It should be your IP address if phpABC is running on a different computer

also, if you’ve got a firewall make sure that is also disabled on port 33333 :)

Comment by swiftlytilting — Wednesday, June 8, 2005 @ 1:55 pm

Thanks for the quick answer.
Unfortunately, i already checked that.
My Windows XP firewall is disabled, my router firewall too.

I use my internet IP (82.xxx.xxx.xxx) as my domain.

I am wondering if it’s not a PHP problem. Maybe the provider doesn’t support (one or more) PHP functions you use?
Can i check that with a phpinfo() ? (or with any other test ?)

Thanks a lot.


Comment by NooN — Wednesday, June 8, 2005 @ 10:48 pm

the command to open the connection is fsockopen if you want to try and see if it has been disabled

Comment by swiftlytilting — Thursday, June 9, 2005 @ 1:14 pm

Thanks !
It works now !

I was not allowed to open connection on any port. only the 80 is allowed by the server hosting my pages.

Now it’s ok !

Thank you so much !!


Comment by NooN — Thursday, June 9, 2005 @ 3:20 pm

I think you are the second person to have this issue with only port 80 (the default http port) open. i’ll have to keep this in mind in case anybody else has this problem (course they’ll see it on the blog too hehe)

Comment by swiftlytilting — Friday, June 10, 2005 @ 1:46 am

your script doesn’t work with the new abc version anymore, maybe you could fix that ?

Comment by jens — Saturday, August 6, 2005 @ 2:51 am

what version are you using? It works with 3.0.1b and below. I haven’t tried any of the test versions in the ABC forums so i;m not sure if it will work with those. Reading the forums I see that some people are having problems with the web service in the test version so perhaps that is the issue?

Comment by swiftlytilting — Saturday, August 6, 2005 @ 3:50 am

Excellent little tool this. One suggestion, how about having the various pages auto-refresh every minute or so?

Comment by K.o.R — Saturday, September 10, 2005 @ 3:37 pm

Excellent software its very useful for someone on the go who doesn’t always have access to a pc with vnc viewer.

I pointed it to the domain i use at home and aside from having to set my own htaccess script it was a simple 3 second install.

Comment by Lane — Thursday, September 29, 2005 @ 5:57 am

I am currently using phpABC but I am having a bit of a problem with the ‘Add File’ command. I don’t know if anyone else has had this issue but I thought I would ask.

The web-server running phpABC is on my desktop computer (the same computer which ABC itself is installed on), it therefore connects to the webservice using the loopback ip (i.e. localhost or etc.) which works just fine for everything except the ‘Add File’ command.

If I wish to add a torrent then I can do this through the ‘Add URL’ command just fine, but when using the ‘Add File’ command I have found that the torrent file is successfully uploaded to the server but then cannot be added to ABC because ABC cannot open URLs of torrents from the local loopback ip, nor can the webservice accept add commands in the form of a local filesystem address.

Has anyone else experienced this problem and been able to solve it? I have been hacking around with the source code of phpABC for a while now and haven’t managed to get it working yet so any help would be much appreciated.

Comment by Goose Serbus — Sunday, October 2, 2005 @ 6:36 pm

Doesn’t matter, I fixed it after all. Basically what was happening was that the file was getting uploaded to the server fine, however the directory it was uploaded to was password protected. This was for security reasons (I don’t want just anyone looking at my ABC stuff) and meant that when ABC tried to open it, it did not have read access to that folder (without the password). I therefore just moved the temp directory for the torrent files to another folder on the webserver which is not password protected and now it works fine.

I have even just tested it with the newly released ABC v3.1 and it works fine (although the preferences are now slightly different so these may need changing - I don’t actually know about that though since I don’t use that feature of phpABC). So thanks for this!!!

Comment by Goose Serbus — Tuesday, October 4, 2005 @ 3:44 pm

1st Thanks!!!
“Add File” just upload file from my PC to phpABC web Hosting , but not to my ABC Torrent program .
After this I have to use “add url”.
possible to make only “upload torrent” and he will send it automaticly ? ( maybe add in options the IP/Port of hosting and he will take torrent file automaticly after I press “upload” ?

Comment by SomeDude — Sunday, October 23, 2005 @ 2:56 pm

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