[Wolves] PHTML?

Philip Harper ph004h7245 at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Aug 6 15:33:54 BST 2007

Ah yes, I know it does depend on how the server is set up, like some 
servers can be set up to check all .HTML/.HTM files for PHP code to 
execute (like the wolves uni server was at one time, don't know if it 
still is).

I think in this case it is more likely the latter, as it's an "amateur" 
site that has been set up by a non developer for people with the same 
interests, and they have probably just got a license to use the scripts 
on that server.

Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi Philip,
> On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 03:00:32PM +0100, Philip Harper wrote:
>> I've seen the extension .PHTML used recently on one site and I'm 
>> intrigued as to what this is as I haven't come across it before.
> It is commonly just an alternative for ".php".  File extensions are
> only a convention in URLs as how they are processed and what kind of
> data they return is determined by the web server setup.
>> The only real reference I can find on google is a library that 
>> encrypts/protects PHP scripts, not sure why you would want to do this 
>> though, as to actually get the PHP source for a script an attacker would 
>> need to actually have access to the server side anyway?
> I don't think that this is what you are seeing, but such programs
> are generally used in a misguided attempt to distribute a script
> language without giving access to the source.
> Cheers,
> Andy
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