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Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by a389951l, Jan 7, 2005.

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    a389951l, Jan 7, 2005 IP
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  2. bloodwrath

    bloodwrath Active Member

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    #2
    This has happned to me as well
    i usually just hit the

    Validate/Calculate Weight Now a few times then i works

    but i dont see any ads on your site??
     
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  3. a389951l

    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    #3
    Hmmm... I just checked that page and my ads are at the bottom of the page. I'll try to revalidate again.
     
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    #4
    I just tried revalidating twice now and it still fails. There must be something that I am missing.

    Here is the ad_network_ads.txt file:

    1105125894|216.9.35.51|us82jsdd|400|900|4<ad_break><a href="http://www.top-real-estate-agents.org" />Weichert Realtors</a><ad_break><a href="http://www.msn-emotions.net" />MSN Emotions</a><ad_break>

    more ads after that of course
     
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  5. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    You would need to switch to PHP instead of PERL to get support from me (I don't know anything about the PERL version).
     
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    #6
    Okay fair enough. Could you explain a bit about the wrapper idea that you mentioned in a post (php wrapper to pass the results to the perl script)? I will probably put it out for bid for someone to contstruct it for me and share it with the community. But since I am not a programmer, I just needs some details on how it would work. Thanks.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Basically was just thinking about having a PHP page that output the ad with the ad_network.php file. Then have a PERL function that just reads that web page and outputs the results. Then you don't have to update the PERL stuff ever.
     
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  8. clickdoc

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    Shawn,

    Here is the wrapper. I thought I duplicated the behavior of your php script, I did not see any extra information from your script put in the page for validation, there must have been something subtle that I missed. This wrapper of course still requires at least one server to support php, but essentially you only need one and then this wrapper can run on any number of servers. This is also nice for people who have many sites running the coop cause then when you update the php file they only need to update it in one spot. HOWEVER: If anyone out there plans to use it that way be aware that this will hit that php page for EVERY page load, the caching mechanism only applies to queries to the DP servers. So make sure the server running the php script can handle the load.


    #!/usr/bin/perl

    # $Id: coop_wrapper.cgi,v 1.0 2005/01/07 14:22:07 cvs Exp $
    # $Revision: 1.0 $

    use strict;
    use LWP::UserAgent;

    # create a php page that contains the following lines (no # of course):
    # name the page coop.php or something
    # <?php
    # ini_set ("include_path", ini_get ("include_path") . ':../:../../:../../../:../../../../');
    # include ('/path/to/ad_network.php');
    # echo $ad_network[0];
    # ?>

    # then set the full http path to that page here:
    my $ad_url = qq{http://www.yourserver.com/coop.php};

    my $output = '';

    $output .= qq{Content-type: text/html\n\n} if($ENV{GATEWAY_INTERFACE} =~ /CGI/);

    my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent;
    $ua->agent("");
    my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $ad_url);
    my $res = $ua->request($req);
    if($res->is_success) {
    $output .= $res->content;
    }

    # uncomment this line if you are seeing Content-type: text/html in your page
    # $output =~ s/Content-type: text\/html//;

    print $output;
     
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  9. clickdoc

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    out for bid eh? buy me a beer?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    It won't (quite) work with just that...

    Change the ad URL to also include the end-user's IP address as a 'ip' variable, and use it with this, and it should then work...

    Here's a sample coop.php file:
    <?php
    	$_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] = $_REQUEST['ip'];
    	include ('ad_network.php');
    	echo $ad_network[0];
    ?>
    PHP:
    That should then properly isolate the ad_network.php file.
     
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  11. clickdoc

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    one request shawn. can you start putting some sort of version number at the top of the php file so i can tell quickly if my sites have the latest version? i have it installed in a few places and i lose track of which ones have been updated.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #12
    Yeah... was already planning on doing that.
     
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  13. clickdoc

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    cool.

    will that coop.php file you posted work as is? without the ini_set line? im about to update all my sites to use this wrapper.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #14
    Yeah it should. Be sure to change the URL in the PERL site to include the IP address of the end user though.
     
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  15. clickdoc

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    yes i see how the validation is working now. i totally glossesd over that late last night when i was updating the perl. here is the updated wrapper that passes the ip address of the remote host so that it will include the class= when your server is the one requesting the page.

    #!/usr/bin/perl

    # $Id: coop_wrapper.cgi,v 1.0 2005/01/07 14:22:07 cvs Exp $
    # $Revision: 1.0 $

    use strict;
    use LWP::UserAgent;

    # create a php page that contains the following lines (no # of course):
    # name the page coop.php or something
    #<?php
    # $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] = $_REQUEST['ip'];
    # include ('ad_network.php');
    # echo $ad_network[0];
    #?>

    # then set the full http path to that page here:
    my $ad_url = qq{http://www.yourserver.com/coop.php};

    $ad_url .= qq{?ip=} . $ENV{REMOTE_ADDR};

    my $output = '';

    $output .= qq{Content-type: text/html\n\n} if($ENV{GATEWAY_INTERFACE} =~ /CGI/);

    my $ua = new LWP::UserAgent;
    $ua->agent("");
    my $req = HTTP::Request->new(GET => $ad_url);
    my $res = $ua->request($req);
    if($res->is_success) {
    $output .= $res->content;
    }

    # uncomment this line if you are seeing Content-type: text/html in your page
    # $output =~ s/Content-type: text\/html//;

    print $output;
     
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    Beer, shot, case - whatever you want clickdoc - you are the man. Let me know when you are in the Boston area :).

    Thanks Shawn for helping out also!
     
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  17. clickdoc

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    lol. you mean like right now? sittin about .5 miles from Fenway park on the other side of the back bay fens.
     
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    a389951l Must Create More Content

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    Really? I'll pm you tonight after work and see what we can do about the beer sometime in the next few weeks - blueberry beer - I haven't had that in awhile at Boston Beerworks but I digress.
     
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    wow great work, it worked perfectly!!!
     
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    yes the blueberry beer there is very good.

    there is one small change. the code for the coop.php should be

    <?php
    $_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] = $_REQUEST['ip'];
    include ('ad_network.php');
    echo $ad_network[0];
    ?>

    the one shawn posed had two == when trying to set the REMOTE_ADDR so the class= tags were getting put in every time.

    i will edit the above code as well just to avoid confusion.
     
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