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So basically i'm trying to make a Message of the Day program pop up for when the program is started.

It's not reading the MOTD value at all. Any ideas? Or will it not work when reading from an online source?

Local $MOTD = IniRead("http://www.freewebs.com/smurf-job/motd.ini", "News", "MOTD","Server Down")
MsgBox(4096, "Welcome", $MOTD)

the ini file contains this

[News]
MOTD="Welcome! 1-06-12"

Any ideas? I always just get Server Down. :)

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You should use InetGet() to retrieve the file and save it on your harddisk after which you can use IniRead() to get the information.


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Are you sure that the ini file contains that text as you've written it? When I open it in a browser window, I get the text all on one line. Iniread will not see the information from the ini correctly unless it's formatted correctly.


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#4 ·  Posted (edited)

You should use InetGet() to retrieve the file and save it on your harddisk after which you can use IniRead() to get the information.

Hmm, is there any other way? I also wanted to make a popup box after that for entering usernames/passwords for different accounts, and i'm afraid that if it downloads the file that people will sabotage other's accounts.

Also, thanks for the quick reply that's extremely impressive. :)

Are you sure that the ini file contains that text as you've written it? When I open it in a browser window, I get the text all on one line. Iniread will not see the information from the ini correctly unless it's formatted correctly.

I'm not sure why, but when I open it, it shows up as I typed it on here. Not sure why it'd be showing up as one line for you.

Edit: If it's required that I use the InetGet, what should I use to go about making a scrambler for all of the accounts/passwords? So that way when the .ini file is opened, nobody can steal other's accounts? Is there an easy way to go through a string and set all 1s to 3s ot all a's to #'s, etc. etc.?

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You can download the .ini, read the information, then delete it within milliseconds. If they don't know where you are downloading the file to then they can't see any of the information. You can also use a Random() string to make it download to a random folder then delete the random folder. Of course save the Random() as a variable to reuse.

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If you're going to be storing information of other people's account information, you don't want to put it in plain text in an ini file that is accessible from the internet with no security precautions on it. At the very least you should encrypt the file, or use a sql database with encrypted information in it.


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You can download the .ini, read the information, then delete it within milliseconds. If they don't know where you are downloading the file to then they can't see any of the information. You can also use a Random() string to make it download to a random folder then delete the random folder. Of course save the Random() as a variable to reuse.

Thank you all for your help, but I just realized how to use the EncryptData and DecryptData functions. You all are awesome as always thanks again! :)

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