Broken Link Checker
Timeouts on good links? (7 posts)

  1. belnar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have tried running the plug-in on localhost, and it appears to be timing-out on all of the links to itself (localhost):

    # Link last checked : October 28, 2010
    # HTTP code : 10060
    # Response time : 30.005 seconds
    # Final URL : http://localhost/wp-content/themes/example/images/example.jpg (also pages like: http://localhost/index.php/example/)
    # Redirect count : 0
    # Instance count : 1

    Could it be because it doesn't like "localhost"? Does a local URL have to be fully-formed?

    I've disabled plug-ins except for "advertising manager" and "fold page list." I've used the version and 0.9.4. I haven't used this plug-in before.


  2. Janis Elsts
    Posted 5 years ago #

    localhost links normally aren't a problem; I often test the plugin on my own locally hosted blog.

    Perhaps PHP doesn't play nicely with your current nameserver configuration, or something like that?

  3. belnar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your quick reply. PHP has been happy with with my setup for years. I'll let you know if I find a solution.

  4. webtemplates
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a similar problem, any idea what happened?

  5. belnar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    No idea what happened. My hosts file looks okay.

    I uploaded the plug-in to the production server and it works perfectly. The production server WP database is essentially a dump from the development setup.

    My question about "fully-formed" URLs was because I don't specify domain in my internal links, so they look like href="\index.php\webpage\".

  6. Janis Elsts
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Relative URLs should be fine. The plugin automatically converts them to the fully qualified form before trying to load them.

    Alas, I don't have any other ideas either.

  7. belnar
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I noticed that between my local Windows-based installation and my host a difference is that cURL isn't installed locally.

    After about 5 hours of trying to get it installed following irrelevant and obsolete instructions on the net, I (ahem, properly) uninstalled PHP and replaced it with http://windows.php.net/downloads/releases/php-5.2.14-Win32-VC6-x86.msi, selecting the cURL extension.

    It's working well. Thanks for your help, and for the plug-in!

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