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Big NoseBird Referral Page

Date: 2002/01/20 09:50

Q:
I have installed a script to my site from BigNoseBird.com that refers
people to my site. The script is not returning to the original referred
page when it is used but it will email. Go to
http://www.PhoneChristian.com and try "Refer a Friend". My webhost is
www.ChristianWebHost.com
I want it to go back to the referring page or at least a Thank You Page
instead of server not found. If you can help me I would appreciate it.

Script is as follows...
#!/usr/bin/perl
use Socket;
$|=1;
##################################################################
# birdcast.cgi Version 2.0
# updated May 2, 1999
# (C)1998, 1999 Bignosebird.com
# This software is FREEWARE! Do with it as you wish. It is yours
# to share and enjoy. Modify it, improve it, and have fun with it!
# It is distributed strictly as a learning aid and bignosebird.com
# disclaims all warranties- including but not limited to:
# fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, loss of
# business, harm to your system, etc... ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR
# SYSTEM BEFORE INSTALLING ANY SCRIPT OR PROGRAM FROM ANY
# SOURCE!
##################################################################

# CONFIGURATION NOTES

#
# $SCRIPT_NAME is the full URL of this script, including the
# http part, ie, "http://domainname.com/cgi-bin/birdcast.cgi";
#
# $SITE_NAME is the "name" of your web site.
# $SITE_URL is the URL of your site (highest level)
# $END_LINE is the very last line printed in the e-mail.
#
# $MAXNUM is the number of possible people a person can refer
# your URL to at one time. If you call the script using the
# GET method, then this is also the number of entry blanks
# created for recipient names and addresses.
#
# $SMTP_SERVER is the name of your e-mail gateway server, or
# SMTP host. On most systems, "localhost" will work just fine.
# If not, change "localhost" to whatever your ISP's SMTP
# server name is, ie, smtp.isp.net or mail.isp.net

# $SEND_MAIL is the full path to your server's sendmail program
# If you do not wish to use Sockets for some reason and need
# to use sendmail, uncomment the $SEND_MAIL line and comment
# the $SMTP_SERVER line.

# okaydomains is a list of domains from which you want to allow
# the script to be called from. Leave it commented to leave the
# script unrestricted. If you choose to use it, be sure to list
# your site URL with and without the www.

# Use either $SMTP_SERVER
# $SMTP_SERVER="localhost";
#
# OR
#
$SEND_MAIL="/usr/lib/sendmail -t";
#
# BUT NEVER BOTH!!!!!!

# @okaydomains=("http://phonechristian.com",
"http://www.phonechristian.com");

$SCRIPT_NAME="http://www.phonechristian.com/cgi-bin/birdcast.cgi";
$SITE_NAME="The Name of Your Site";
$SITE_URL="http://yourdomain.com/";
$ENDLINE=" ...Home of the low 4.9 flat rate on Christian Long
Distance!";
$MAXNUM=5;
$LOGFILE="reflog.txt";

if ($SENDMAIL ne "")
{&test_sendmail;}

&valid_page; #if script is called from offsite, bounce it!
&decode_vars;
if ( $ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} ne "POST")
{
&draw_request;
exit;
}
&do_log;
&process_mail;
print "Location: $JUMP_TO\n\n";

##################################################################
sub process_mail
{
for ($i=1;$i<$MAXNUM+1;$i++)
{
$recipname="recipname_$i";
$recipemail="recipemail_$i";
if ($fields{$recipemail} eq "")
{
next;
}
if (&valid_address == 0)
{
next;
}

#BNB SAYS! You can modify the Subject line below.

$subject = "$fields{'send_name'} wants you to check out
PhoneChristian.com!";

#BNB SAYS! Modify the lines below between the lines marked
# with __STOP_OF_MAIL__ to customize your e-mail message
# DO NOT remove the lines that contain __STOP_OF_MAIL__!
# If you enter any hardcoded e-mail addresses, BE SURE TO
# put the backslash before the at sign, ie, me\@here.net

$msgtxt = <<__STOP_OF_MAIL__;
Hi $fields{$recipname},

$fields{'send_name'} stopped by $SITE_NAME
and suggested that you visit the following URL:

$JUMP_TO

__STOP_OF_MAIL__

if ($fields{'message'} ne "")
{
$msgtxt .= "Here is what they said....\n";
$msgtxt .= "$fields{'message'}\n\n";
}
$msgtxt .= "$SITE_NAME\n";
$msgtxt .= "$ENDLINE\n";
$msgtxt .= "$SITE_URL\n\n";
$mailresult=&sendmail($fields{send_email}, $fields{send_email},
$fields{$recipemail}, $SMTP_SERVER, $subject, $msgtxt);

if ($mailresult ne "1")
{print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "MAIL NOT SENT. SMTP ERROR: $mailresult\n";
exit
}

}
}

##################################################################
sub draw_request
{
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";

#BNB SAYS! Here is the part that draws the page that asks the
#reader to enter e-mail addresses and names. Tailor it to meet
# your needs if necessary. DO NOT disturb the lines with
# __REQUEST__ on them.

print <<__REQUEST__;
<BODY BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF">
<CENTER>
<P>
<TABLE WIDTH=550 BGCOLOR="CCE6FF">
<TR>
<TD>
<FONT FACE="ARIAL" SIZE=4 COLOR="#009999">
<B>
<CENTER>
SUGGEST THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND...<P>
<A HREF="$ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'}">$ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'}</A>
</CENTER>
</B>
</FONT>
<BLOCKQUOTE>
<FONT FACE="ARIAL" SIZE=2 COLOR="#000000">
If you have a friend that you would like to recommend this page to,
or if you just want to send yourself a reminder, here is the easy
way to do it!
<P>
Simply fill in the e-mail address of the person(s) you wish to tell
about $SITE_NAME, your name and e-mail address (so they do
not think it is spam or reply to us with gracious thanks),
and click the <B>SEND</B> button.
If you want to, you can also enter a message that will be included
on the e-mail.
<P>
After sending the e-mail, you will be transported back to the
page you recommended!
</FONT>
<FORM METHOD="POST" ACTION="$SCRIPT_NAME">
<INPUT TYPE="HIDDEN" NAME="call_by" VALUE=$ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'}>
<TABLE BORDER=0 CELLPADDING=1 CELLSPACING=0 >
<TR>
<TD> </TD>
<TD ALIGN=CENTER><B>Name</B></TD>
<TD ALIGN=CENTER><B>E-Mail Address</B><TD>
</TR>
<TR>
<TD><B>You</B></TD>
<TD><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="send_name"></TD>
<TD><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="send_email"></TD>
</TR>
__REQUEST__
for ($i=1;$i<$MAXNUM+1;$i++)
{
print <<__STOP_OF_ROW__;
<TR>
<TD><B>Friend $i</B></TD>
<TD><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="recipname_$i"></TD>
<TD><INPUT TYPE="TEXT" NAME="recipemail_$i"></TD>
</TR>
__STOP_OF_ROW__
}
print <<__REQUEST2__;
<TR>
<TD> </TD>
<TD ALIGN=CENTER COLSPAN=2>
<B>Your Message</B><BR>
<textarea name="message" wrap=virtual rows=5 cols=35></textarea>
<BR>
<INPUT TYPE="submit" VALUE="SEND">
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
</FORM>
</BLOCKQUOTE>
<CENTER>
<FONT SIZE="-1">
Free recommendation script created by<BR>
</FONT>
<A HREF="http://bignosebird.com/"><B>BigNoseBird.Com</B></A><BR>
<FONT SIZE="-1">
<I>The Strangest Name in Free Web Authoring Resources<I><BR>
</FONT>
<P>
</CENTER>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>
__REQUEST2__
}

##################################################################
# NOTHING TO MESS WITH BEYOND THIS POINT!!!!
##################################################################
sub decode_vars
{
$i=0;
if ( $ENV{'REQUEST_METHOD'} eq "GET")
{
$temp=$ENV{'QUERY_STRING'};
}
else
{
read(STDIN,$temp,$ENV{'CONTENT_LENGTH'});
}
@pairs=split(/&/,$temp);
foreach $item(@pairs)
{
($key,$content)=split(/=/,$item,2);
$content=~tr/+/ /;
$content=~s/%(..)/pack("c",hex($1))/ge;
$content=~s/\012//gs;
$content=~s/\015/ /gs;
$fields{$key}=$content;
}
if ($fields{'call_by'} eq "")
{
$JUMP_TO = $ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'};
}
else
{
$JUMP_TO = $fields{'call_by'};
}
}

##################################################################
sub valid_address
{
$testmail = $fields{$recipemail};
if ($testmail =~ /(@.*@)|(\.\.)|(@\.)|(\.@)|(^\.)/ ||
$testmail !~
/^.+\@(\[?)[a-zA-Z0-9\-\.]+\.([a-zA-Z]{2,3}|[0-9]{1,3})(\]?)$/)
{
return 0;
}
else
{
return 1;
}
}

sub valid_page
{
if (@okaydomains == 0) {return;}
$DOMAIN_OK=0;
$RF=$ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'};
$RF=~tr/A-Z/a-z/;
foreach $ts (@okaydomains)

if ($RF =~ /$ts/)
{ $DOMAIN_OK=1; }
}
if ( $DOMAIN_OK == 0)
{ print "Content-type: text/html\n\n Sorry, cant run it from
here....";
exit;
}
}

##################################################################
sub test_sendmail
{
@ts=split(/ /,$MAIL_PROGRAM);
if ( -e $ts[0] )
{
return;
}
print "Content-type: text/html\n\n";
print "<H2>$ts[0] NOTFOUND. PLEASE CHECK YOUR SCRIPT'S MAIL_PROGRAM
VARIABLE</H2>";
exit;
}

sub do_log
{
open (ZL,">>$LOGFILE");
$date=localtime(time);
for ($i=1;$i<$MAXNUM+1;$i++)
{
$recipname="recipname_$i";
$recipemail="recipemail_$i";
if ($fields{$recipemail} eq "")
{
next;
}
if (&valid_address == 0)
{
next;
}

$logline="$date\|$JUMP_TO\|$fields{'send_email'}\|$fields{$recipemail}\|\n
";
print ZL $logline;
}
close(ZL);
}

###################################################################
###################################################################
sub sendmail {

# error codes below for those who bother to check result codes <gr>

# 1 success
# -1 $smtphost unknown
# -2 socket() failed
# -3 connect() failed
# -4 service not available
# -5 unspecified communication error
# -6 local user $to unknown on host $smtp
# -7 transmission of message failed
# -8 argument $to empty
#
# Sample call:
#
# &sendmail($from, $reply, $to, $smtp, $subject, $message );
#
# Note that there are several commands for cleaning up possible bad
inputs - if you
# are hard coding things from a library file, so of those are
unnecesssary
#

my ($fromaddr, $replyaddr, $to, $smtp, $subject, $message) = @_;

$to =~ s/[ \t]+/, /g; # pack spaces and add comma
$fromaddr =~ s/.*<([^\s]*?)>/$1/; # get from email address
$replyaddr =~ s/.*<([^\s]*?)>/$1/; # get reply email address
$replyaddr =~ s/^([^\s]+).*/$1/; # use first address
$message =~ s/^\./\.\./gm; # handle . as first character
$message =~ s/\r\n/\n/g; # handle line ending
$message =~ s/\n/\r\n/g;
$smtp =~ s/^\s+//g; # remove spaces around $smtp
$smtp =~ s/\s+$//g;

if (!$to)
{
return(-8);
}

if ($SMTP_SERVER ne "")
{
my($proto) = (getprotobyname('tcp'))[2];
my($port) = (getservbyname('smtp', 'tcp'))[2];

my($smtpaddr) = ($smtp =~
/^(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})\.(\d{1,3})$/)
? pack('C4',$1,$2,$3,$4)
: (gethostbyname($smtp))[4];

if (!defined($smtpaddr))
{
return(-1);
}

if (!socket(MAIL, AF_INET, SOCK_STREAM, $proto))
{
return(-2);
}

if (!connect(MAIL, pack('Sna4x8', AF_INET, $port, $smtpaddr)))
{
return(-3);
}

my($oldfh) = select(MAIL);
$| = 1;
select($oldfh);

$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close(MAIL);
return(-4);
}

print MAIL "helo $SMTP_SERVER\r\n";
$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close(MAIL);
return(-5);
}

print MAIL "mail from: <$fromaddr>\r\n";
$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close(MAIL);
return(-5);
}

foreach (split(/, /, $to))
{
print MAIL "rcpt to: <$_>\r\n";
$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close(MAIL);
return(-6);
}
}

print MAIL "data\r\n";
$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close MAIL;
return(-5);
}

}

if ($SEND_MAIL ne "")
{
open (MAIL,"| $SEND_MAIL");
}

print MAIL "To: $to\n";
print MAIL "From: $fromaddr\n";
print MAIL "Reply-to: $replyaddr\n" if $replyaddr;
print MAIL "X-Mailer: Perl Powered Socket Mailer\n";
print MAIL "Subject: $subject\n\n";
print MAIL "$message";
print MAIL "\n.\n";

if ($SMTP_SERVER ne "")
{
$_ = <MAIL>;
if (/^[45]/)
{
close(MAIL);
return(-7);
}

print MAIL "quit\r\n";
$_ = <MAIL>;
}

close(MAIL);
return(1);
}

A:
I do not see any apparent error in the script except that the line

print "Location: $JUMP_TO\n\n";

should be

print "Status: 301\nLocation: $JUMP_TO\n\n";

Some browsers rely on getting not 200 as status code when redirection
takes place.

Regards,
Peter

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