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Re: Getting Close and Cuddly with the sleep() function

by Malach (Scribe)
on Nov 06, 2000 at 03:34 UTC ( [id://40113]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Getting Close and Cuddly with the sleep() function

Why, in particular is this a CGI script?

The way I'd do it, if I had to script to send that many messages, and only had a web front end to do it from, would be to use the web system to generate the information, and write the information out to a temporary file... then have something else (perhaps in cron?) that checks for the existance of /path/to/that/file.info and starts sending the mail.

Of course, if this is on a box-not-your-own, there are security issues with this... be aware.

IANAPG, YMMV, etc

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RE: Re: Getting Close and Cuddly with the sleep() function
by skazat (Chaplain) on Nov 06, 2000 at 04:42 UTC

    >>Why, in particular is this a CGI script? Its a web-based Mailing List Manager :)

    ther main system is all web-based. I'm not geeky enough to make a terminal based, mailing list manager, nor are the people who like this script want one either,

    Theres no way i'm making people set a cron tab. I for one don't know enough about cron to do this, and some servers don't permit people to do this. cron is too geeky. A big green button that says "send" is easy to understand.

    -justin simoni
    !skazat!

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