This tutorial takes you through the creating of a web based FTP program using PHP and raw sockets. We do not make use of the PHP FTP api. Instead we build our client from the ground up by implementing the functionality as described in the FTP RFC.
Whois services changed radically this year with the introduction of competition at the registrar level in the .com/.net/.org namespace and with it the advent of the SRS (Shared Registry System). Find out how to navigate the new whois in your PHP scripts.