Vbulletin and allow_url_fopen


#1

So with vbulletin, in order to allow people to set avatars in their profile from other sites (remote rather than upload), you need to enable this within the PHP config. I see this is disabled (thanks wiki!) and that’s understandable. The problem is, I have no idea where to begin working around this within vbulletin, and I doubt they would provide such a service even with ‘support’.

Have any of you addressed this? I’m happy to use Curl if need be…

Thanks!


#2

Just a thought, but remotely-sourced avatars are a big problem when it comes to bandwidth theft. You may want to disable that option instead.


Simon Jessey
Keystone Websites | si-blog


#3

The funny thing is that it’s not even disable-able. :wink: You can comment out the front end code but they didn’t build an option to disable into the app. Weak.

I’m a phpBB man myself.


#4

Hi There,

I don’t think it would be an issue for bandwidth theft as I believe it copies the remote avatar to the local filesystem - otherwise it’d just hotlink it rather than bothering with allow_url_fopen.

Has anyone found a way to get this working with cUrl? It also affects users who wish to upload attachment images from remote sites - forces them to save it to disk then upload from there…

Cheers,

ozMoses.