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Obstacles and Self Service

 [1/2] from: cybarite::sympatico::ca at: 24-Dec-2001 7:32

This started out as Re: [REBOL] Re: Counting Clicks I am changing the name because the thread to that topic is now lost on me. Louis once asked "I would like to know how to do this myself." Henry Ford was quoted as saying Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. You might try these easy steps just requiring a small amount of coin and a little time: a. get a high speed connection if you don't have one (OK that might be more than a small amount ) b. use Xitami to be your own server... that is $0 (in any currency) c. add TZO (see their site for the recommended software and list of additional sites) This will give you a dynamic DNS look up to the IP address that your ISP gives you. I think the charge they mention on their web site is $24 USD per year. The TZO software that runs on your machine will notify the TZO domain name server if your IP address changes. Now a domain name like will come to your site. I think you can get your own domain name like and TZO will resolve it to your server. d. add zone alarm to give you some security on that server. (Don't do any of this if you skip this step). they have a free version and you can upgrade it to more advanced features as your needs progress Starting at $0, it is still a good product. To decide whether to run REBOL, then you can ask Louis. Don't debate too long about it but there are some things to think about with it. Like ensuring that you set it up so that the web server only launches the web scripts that you want it to. And then decide whether you want to run CGI or other. I would run REBOL scripts as LRWP. I puts all of the power (and responsibility) in your hands. Add with Xitami was the webserver you can use Long Running Web Processes (LRWP). I have had some good success building on the script that Maarten and Robert created in early October. For example, a LRWP script to record posted data can be very short. And sorry about the quote above, I was carried away. Here is my favorite quote which reminds me not to quote: "Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. " - Samuel Palmer (1805-80) The door is open for you.....

 [2/2] from: louisaturk:eudoramail at: 24-Dec-2001 11:27

Cybarita, Thanks for taking the time to write out these steps for me. I'll study through this. Thanks again! Louis At 07:32 AM 12/24/2001 -0500, you wrote: