Tutorial :PayPal IPN “FAIL”


I'm trying to figure out how to use PayPal's IPN and I've run into a wall.

I want a buyer to be forwarded to a success page after making a purchase, and I want that page to show the details of their transaction. I choose IPN instead of the PDT because I also want to do some other behind the scenes stuff with their data.

Anyway, here's the code I'm using -- I'm testing in sandbox mode -- but it returns "FAIL" every time.

$req = 'cmd=_notify-validate';  foreach ($_POST as $key => $value) {  $value = urlencode(stripslashes($value));  $req .= "&$key=$value";  }  // post back to PayPal system to validate  $header = "POST /cgi-bin/webscr HTTP/1.0\r\n";  $header .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";  $header .= "Content-Length: " . strlen($req) . "\r\n\r\n";    $fp = fsockopen ('www.sandbox.paypal.com', 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);    if (!$fp) {  // HTTP ERROR  } else {  fputs ($fp, $header . $req);  while (!feof($fp)) {  $res = fgets ($fp, 1024);  if (strcmp ($res, "VERIFIED") == 0) {    // PAYMENT VALIDATED & VERIFIED!    echo "Validated!";    }    else if (strcmp ($res, "INVALID") == 0) {    // PAYMENT INVALID & INVESTIGATE MANUALY!    echo "Invalid!";    }  }  fclose ($fp);  }  


i got the same problem in the test enviroment because my item_name has especial character, then i change item_name to only english word and number. it works fine.

but in real enviroment i still find this problem,i read the https://www.x.com/docs/DOC-1551, but i still don't know why


I didn't realize that the sandbox account I set up was Unverified. I re-made the pre-configured sandbox account and then it started to work perfectly.

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