Well, here we at 20:20 hours on the 29th, and I am waiting with “bated breath” to start testing my sites for any unexpected effects of the setting allow_url_follow to off…but PHPinfo keeps reporting it as on.
It’s a little frustrating, as I held off on continuing some development until I addresssed any anomalies introduced by this change to the PHP environment (and I had just about gotten used to the PHP-CGI methodologies and certian work-arounds) at Dreamhost.
On the whole, I think I would rather have the most secure environment possible, but am not excited about possibly having to code a bunch of curl around exisitn code. I’m espe ially concerned about any effect on Mambo CMS, as I have numerous instances installed.
If any have found the allow_url_fopen option setting disabled on your server could you please report your experience.
If a change is coming, and announced, it ought to come! Dreamhost still rocks, even though sometimes it is the boat that is rocking