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Apache+Zope+SSL and Exim

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Apr. 1st, 2002 | 01:12 am
mood: accomplishedaccomplished

So in addition to seeing raiders of the lost ark at a midnight showing at a nearby art theater and the fellowship of the ring with the trailer for the two towers I also managed to get a good chunk of my new webserver up and running.

For my virtual hosts I have apache redirecting everything into different zope folders. Additionally I managed to rederect http://vhost/manage to the a zope session protected by ssl on primary hostname.

I almost managed to be able to support creating new virtual hosts by just creating a new directory, but exim's ability to pick apart a domain name isn't as good as apache's. So now I have to create a directory, copy and change change a couple of lines in a file, and create symlinks for any hostname alias.

e.g. to get exim to support aliases for the domain name www.ghic.org, all I have to do is symlink it to chaos.ghic.org

Now if I just had some content.

It'd be nice though if the virtual host email aliases could be edited from within zope instead of needing shell access on the server.

Next is to finish configuring the spam filter. Or perhaps figure out how to get the wiki remote mode to work from with emacs so I can use a wiki to create my homepage.

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from: artemii
date: Apr. 1st, 2002 04:16 am (UTC)
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we voted zope off the island.

it makes doing any back-end stuff really difficult.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 1st, 2002 10:27 am (UTC)
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What kind of back end stuff?

The first time I tried doing anything with zope the documentation seemed strangly unreadable. Their docs have gotten better since then.

And would you recommend any alternatives for maintaing a web site that would allow me to distribute management to people without giving them shell accounts on my system?

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Robin

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from: solri
date: Apr. 1st, 2002 09:13 am (UTC)
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Apache (and most networking stuff) confuses the hell out of me. I tried to set up a password-protected area in our department website a while back. Nothing happened, so I wrote to the sysadmin to check that our server enabled this knd of thing, then forgot all about it, as I realised I could do the same thing more easily from my own box with FTP. Severl weeks later, I find I can't get into the website at all, so emailed the helpline. Got a mail from the deputy director of the computer centre, no less, pointing out that I'd misconfigured my .htaccess file (I'd also put it in the wrong directory, I think) and he'd fixed it, meaning that our sysadmin must have got round to enabling the thing but not to telling me she'd done so.

Oh well, nothing can be as impenetrable as Windows Network Neighborhood ...

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 1st, 2002 10:32 am (UTC)
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Yeah, the first time I tried using the .htacess file it was pretty obnoxious.

Oh well, nothing can be as impenetrable as Windows Network Neighborhood

Grin...

Actually that's understandable... once you realize that given the way it's implmented it's non-deterministic.

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