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Request #63793 Provide direct access to socket errors without php_sockets
Submitted: 2012-12-18 00:19 UTC Modified: -
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:6 of 6 (100.0%)
Same Version:5 (83.3%)
Same OS:5 (83.3%)
From: chrisw at networkm dot co dot uk Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Streams related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Any
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-12-18 00:19 UTC] chrisw at networkm dot co dot uk
Would it be possible to provide access to socket error codes/messages without the 
need to import the underlying socket into php_sockets?

It is often desirable to access the error information when a socket operation 
fails, and currently this is only possible via socket_import_stream, and 
subsequent calls to socket_last_error/socket_strerror. This is only possible if 
php_sockets is available to the PHP installation, which is frequently not the 

Test script:

  $socket = stream_socket_client('tcp://');

  if (fwrite($socket, 'some data') === false) {
    $errCode = stream_socket_error($socket);
    echo 'Sending data failed: Socket error #'.$errCode;

Expected result:
Sending data failed: Socket error #<error code>

Actual result:
Fatal error - stream_socket_error or an equivalent function does not exist


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