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Bug #74040 file_get_contents not working anymore for adresses not on domain (timeout)
Submitted: 2017-02-03 15:00 UTC Modified: 2017-05-21 04:22 UTC
From: everdij at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: *General Issues
PHP Version: 7.1.1 OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2017-02-03 15:00 UTC] everdij at gmail dot com
file_get_contents not working anymore for adresses not on domain (timeout)


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 [2017-02-03 15:07 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2017-02-03 15:07 UTC]
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Make sure it's not a problem with your network configuration.
 [2017-02-04 12:06 UTC] everdij at gmail dot com
-Status: Feedback +Status: Open
 [2017-02-04 12:06 UTC] everdij at gmail dot com
Not working (gives time out)
$file_contents = "";
$body = file_get_contents($file_contents);

Not working gives timeout
$file_contents = "";
$body = file_get_contents($file_contents,null,null,null,null);

$file_contents = "../local_file.txt";
$body = file_get_contents($file_contents);

Curl works! so looks like nothing to do with network setup
 [2017-02-04 16:08 UTC]
That's still not enough details. Your example works for us. Try it on a different server. This is most likely a local network configuration issue. Like a firewall blocking outbound http requests.
 [2017-05-08 20:44 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2017-05-14 18:44 UTC] ganlvtech at qq dot com
I tried your test script and got the following warning.

SSL routines:ssl3_get_server_certificate:certificate verify failed

$file_contents = "";
$contextOptions = array(
    'ssl' => array(
        'verify_peer' => false,
$context = stream_context_create($contextOptions);
$body = file_get_contents($file_contents, 0, $context);

If I set verify_peer to false, it works.
 [2017-05-19 13:45 UTC] everdij at gmail dot com
[2017-05-14 18:44 UTC] ganlvtech at qq dot com

Tnx that is the solution
 [2017-05-21 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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