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    What in the world does this do???

    Hi all,

    I came across something that I'm trying to figure out what it does???

    Can someone help out? See the following code...

    <img src="http://64.135.55.18/img_cod/pixel.php?r=r36fua88db0tccn9zys7&cn=usmd" id="pixel" alt="dynamic pixel" />

    I found it at http://www.gazillionventures.com/

    I thought it was just a broken image but after looking at the code I'm not sure???

    Thank you!

    M

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    It appears to be a page view logger. The script logs the user's IP, the URL viewed, etc., and sends a single-pixel transparent GIF to the browser.

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    That should output a dynamically generated image.
    Saul

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Wide Weird View Post
    It appears to be a page view logger. The script logs the user's IP, the URL viewed, etc., and sends a single-pixel transparent GIF to the browser.
    That might also be true, but the mysql error I've got following the link does not suggest that. How did you figure that out?
    Saul

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    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon View Post
    How did you figure that out?
    That's what a Perl programmer I know used to do. It really isn't necessary, as you can accomplish the same thing transparently in the script that the image is embedded in.

    I'm not seeing a MySQL error in the source code for that frame. What does the error message say?

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    Code:
    Access denied for user 'fluent'@'localhost' (using password: YES)
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    Quote Originally Posted by World Wide Weird View Post
    That's what a Perl programmer I know used to do. It really isn't necessary, as you can accomplish the same thing transparently in the script that the image is embedded in.
    That's a way to track visitors of remote page visitors or e-mail readers, though.
    Saul

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    Quote Originally Posted by php_daemon View Post
    That's a way to track visitors of remote page visitors or e-mail readers, though.
    True. Maybe the site owner has several sites and wanted to integrate all the tracking in one place.


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