|Posting comments from outside LJ?
||[Oct. 26th, 2004|08:30 pm]
LiveJournal Client Discussions
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, so please forgive me for the hassle :)
My name is Math, I've been an LJ user for the last two years, and I have a little problem.
Let me explain.
In the firm where I work, the admins have decided to block access to LJ altogether, which pisses me off to no end.
Using the Protocol docs, I managed to hack a simple PHP script allowing me to post entries, but I still miss one of the major aspects of the LJ experience : posting and replying to comments.
So, my question: would there be any way to do so from outside LJ?
Of course, that would require copy/pasting hidden attributes from the real LJ form, but that's not a problem.
Basically, is there a way to send data to www.livejournal.com in a way similar to using the postevent Flat Protocol mode to post comments?
Thanks in advance!
Circumventing company policy regarding Internet use can get you fired, so whatever you do, be careful.
Thanks for the reminder.
I'll be silent as ten ninjas.
I'm confused - when people block access to a site, they usually block an entire domain name (e.g. *.livejournal.com). How is it that you can post to livejournal by using the flat protocol?
And why not just use an anonymizer service like guardster?
Please disregard point one, I didn't realize you had made a PHP script.
I used the flat protocol in a simple PHP page, hosted on a server which is not blacklisted. The actual connection happens between this server and LJ, so no problem with the big guys :)
And, well, that's a good question.
The answer would be : I wasn't aware that such services existed.
That is something I will try tomorrow, thanks :)
I had a similar problem sometime. In desperation I wrote a simple script -- http://premshree.org/cgi-bin/talk.pl
Yes, you'll have to find the hidden fields, etc. WARNING: it's not very well tested.
Sir, you may have just saved my life.
Please accept my everlasting gratitude.
... although I must be too dumb to use it properly, or something.
Username/password, OK ;)
Journal, why the "password" field? Am I supposed to enter the name of the journal, or some kind of ID?
Item ID would be the entry's ID - 167335 for the current one?
Parent ID would be the parent comment's ID - 816807 for the comment I'm currently posting on?
I tried to post comments into my own journal, but I fail miserably.
Life is now officially great!
... except that not.
This doesn't allow posting new comments, does it?
2004-10-26 10:25 pm (UTC)
I'm not normally paranoid, but somehow I don't like the idea of routing all of my LJ posts and comments (and my password*) via a site run by some random person I don't know. That, to me, requires a degree of trust that's totally unwarranted in this day and age.
* OK, only the hash of your password, but that's basically equivalent since anyone with it can use the LJ protocol to do nearly anything as you.
Why not use a cellphone and a WAP gateway? If you're using a PHP script I strongly recommend https connections. Same with using any services mentioned here. If they blocked lj that means someone already noticed your activity, found it unacceptable and took steps to stop it. Is replying to an lj comment really worth risking your job over?
Did you ever find a solution to this?
i have the same issue, wrote a app to post entries in vb6 but cant find the flat protocol method for posting comments.
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