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[REBOL] Re: Setting for IIS

From: pa:russo:perd at: 22-May-2001 14:13

>----- Original Message ----- >From: "Paolo Russo" <[pa--russo--perd--com]> >To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> >Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 5:22 AM >Subject: [REBOL] Re: Setting for IIS > >> >----- Original Message ----- >> >From: "Athanasios Dimopoulos" <[Athanasios--Dimopoulos--eurodyn--com]> >> >To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> >> >Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 10:42 PM >> >Subject: [REBOL] Setting for IIS >> > >> > >> >> Hi.... >> >> Newbie wants help... >> >> Does anybody know how I can set Rebol to work with IIS, >> >> in order to produce dynamic web pages? >> >> What software do i need? rebolCore? rebolview? >> >> Any settings? >> > >> >Core is all you need, (unless there are specific features of View that >you >> >wish to use such as generating images on the fly.) Install instructions >for >> >IIS are here > >> > >> >Cheers, >> > >> >Allen K >> >> Hi Athanasios, >> >> sadly enough due the continuous striving for "innovation" by >> Microsoft I found recently to my dismay that those settings are no >> more accurate for the new IIS on Windows 2000. I have to confess I'm >> not a IIS/Windows expert and that after a couple of days of failures >> I took the easy way to solve the problem: FreeBSD + Apache. Me being >> ignorant about Apache as much as I am about IIS after a couple of >> hours I had my system up and running. >> If you are bound to Windows, but not to IIS, I suggest you to >> download the Win version of Apache from What you >> learn today about Apache will help you for a lot of time (and >> releases), while what you learn today about IIS could become useless >> with Microsoft's next "innovative" release. >> HTH > >Paolo, I have it working on my system by following those directions. Was >there a recent patch that broke something? > >Cheers, >
Allen K Honestly, I don't know. I received a clean server with installed the latest release (and patches) of Win 2000 with the latest version of IIS. I wanted to give a try to Win2000. Troubles begun when I found that MICROSOFT's on-line help was not consistent with its own IIS configuration masks. At long last and with some help (thanks to Michael Kracik) I figured out how to make REBOL start as a CGI for IIS, but Internet Explorer continued to complain about uncorrect headers, etc... Then I tried to install Apache and with the same testing environment and all went smooth. I'm not so expert on system configuration, so I contacted the assistance of the ISP who will house our server. The idea was: you know what to do, so you can reinstall the system anew and then follow this configuration instructions that we know to work for other users. No way. I don't know why. And this is exactly my point. With every new version of Windows/IIS/Explorer there's something changed and you don't know what or where. Sometimes is for good, more often not. Almost always you have to learn a lot of thing anew to reach exactly the same results as before and you can't be sure that something will not broke due to a change in function #369 of DLL #1,472 which is unfortunately incompatible with the odd builds of DLL #235, which you will find inadvertandly on your system if you installed Win2000 Service Pack 3 exactly on friday 13th of february 2001. In my opinion there are funnier ways if you want to be a masochist. Seriously, I work on tight schedules and budgets and I can't spend time and money to reinvent the wheel each time. So, after losing 3 days, I decided to trash Win2000 and I opted for FreeBSD. Microsoft doesn't pay me to debug their systems. Sorry for the outburst, but if I can't let it out on the list of a product which claims that "simple things have to be simple to do"... -- Paolo Russo [pa--russo--perd--com] _________________ PERD s.r.l. Virtual Technologies for Real Solutions