|Newbie questions about Pliant
On configuring the HTTP server in release 89
|Message posted by marcus on 2004/01/12 16:41:28
|In the past, there used to be the 'Configure everything in one step' button
which one needed to click to quickly configure the server.
Once one has done that, then any anonymous user was able to access Web pages
hosted in the server.
How can I do that in release 89?
In release 89, if I try to connect to the server, it asks me the administrator password, then no pages are presented.
Summarily: what does the administrator have to do make the server (i.e., the pages
hosted on the server) accessible to anymous users?
67 students are asking me this question :)
p.s.: since I was already running Pliant in my machines, and had the Pliant data
already configured, this problem didn't happen to me
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2004/01/12 20:02:18
|Ok, what 'configure everything at once' used to do that the new FullPliant install
script does not is:
. create the 'anonymous' account
. create a site with the same name as the machine, and another one with 'localhost'
As a result, with the old configure everything at once install, the default was
everybody can access, and with the new install, the default is only the
administrator can access.
What kind of page would you like to help open the machine to the external,
I mean how many informations should be requested in the helper form ?
|Message posted by marcus on 2004/01/12 21:42:39
|> What kind of page would you like to help open the machine to the external,
> I mean how many informations should be requested in the helper form ?
I did not quite understand your question. Which helper form is that?
|Message posted by maybe marcus on 2004/01/12 21:57:23
|I Have figured it out, and will prepare a short online tutorial for my students.
1- create the 'anonymous' user, and grant him the 'everybody' right
2- create the localhost site
3- create the local-machine-name site, and create a new area ID. For that area,
set that path, say, /, can be read by anyone with the 'everybody' permission
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2004/01/12 22:07:07
|You can use the old 'once.page' code, and just upgrade it to meet your exact
need. I will review and include the result if you find it usefull.
|Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2004/01/13 00:56:07
|I can't find this file, once.page. Where is it?
|Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2004/01/13 01:24:09
|Message posted by marcus on 2004/01/13 01:51:40
|I think the old once.page is simple enough to be used. It just needed some minor rewording.
The revised once.page is available here
So, Hubert, are you going to add the 'One shot configuration' link back to
|Message posted by marcus on 2004/01/13 01:57:25
|Sorry, incorrect link.
The correct one.
|Message posted by hubert.tonneau on 2004/01/13 13:25:02
|> So, Hubert, are you going to add the 'One shot configuration' link back to release 90?
Loic will decide the changes we apply to the existing HTTP server and web site,
so I will apply the patches he forwards to me.
On my side, I will concentrate this year mainly on providing a simple, consistent
and state of the art user interface through the Pliant browser.