Global (Server) Properties

Global properties affect the operation of all virtual server.


Network

Port Number

  • This is the port number that the server will use for HTTP. The default is 80.

Timeouts

  • These are the timeout values in milliseconds. If you are serving over a slow connection, you may want to increase these values. PPP users should use at least 60000. The CGI script time out is the time a CGI script is allowed to take before being shutdown. A value of 0 means to wait indefinitely.

Keep Alive

  • This option enables persistent HTTP support as outlined in HTTP/1.1. Note that Netscape 2.0x's support for Keep-Alive connections is mildy retarded and will hang frequently on transparent .GIF files for reasons unknown.

Server

Site Address

  • Set this to your site address. If you are running on a machine not connected to the internet, use 127.0.0.1.
    Example: glau.student.harvard.edu

Server Root

  • Set this to the root of your documents. This will be the virtual root directory.
    Example: c:\httpd\htdocs

Default Index

  • This is the name of the default file for the server to look for if a directory is specified. This version does not support wild card indexes.
    Example: index.html

Email Address

  • This is the email address that appears on things like error messages and statistics pages.
    Example: glau@fas.harvard.edu

Server Priority

  • Use this option to tell the server how much CPU priority you want to give it. If you are using a Netscape browser to view your own pages on the same machine, the priority level must be at least High.

Lookup Site Address (Dynamic)

  • This option is only for dynamic IP site addresses. If you have a static IP address, do not use this option. This will cause the server, upon startup, to connect to the bounce site to find its IP address.

Enable DNS Reverse

  • Enable this option if you want the server to perform a DNS lookup for each request. Use this option with care if you are running a busy server. Many PPP users do not have resolvable addresses and may experience delays when accessing your site.

Send Version Information

  • Enabling this option will cause your server version number to be sent with each request. It is on by default. If security is a concern, turning this off will suppress the version number.

Security

Enable Master Key

  • This enables the master write key that allows HTTP PUT and DELETE operations on the server.

Logging

Access Log

  • This is the main log and it is compatible with the Extended Common Log format.

Error Log

  • This log keeps track of all errors that occur with the server.

Trace Log

  • This log is for debugging purposes only. You can use this log to track CGI launches.

Referrer Log

  • This log keeps track of referrals that are not from your own site.

Alias

  • This is a list of all standard document aliases. Standard aliases dominate all other types of directory mapping.

Redirection

  • This is a list of all redirection entries. Rarely used.

Standard CGI

  • Resources in this type of mapping will be launched standard CGI style.

Windows CGI

  • Resources in this type of mapping will be launched Windows CGI style.

MIME

  • This is the list of types associations that the server uses to determine what Content-Type header to send in the response. Note that there can only be one type for every extension but multiple extensions may exist for each type.

Indexing

Auto-indexing

  • Auto-indexing generates an index if a directory is specificied and no default file can be found. If security is a concern, you may want to disable this option.

Table indexing

  • Table indexing is easier to read but requires that the user's browser support HTML 3.0

Advanced

Process Server Side Include

  • If checked, SSI macros are parsed for test/x-server-parsed-html file types. These are .shtml files by default.

Enable Perl CGI Support

  • If checked, standard CGI scripts ending in .pl are launched through a Perl interpreter.

CGI Debug Mode

  • All this does is sets Debug to TRUE in the WinCGI response file options.

Send WinCGI Password

  • If checked, passwords will be sent to WinCGI scripts. Scripts that require authentication (i.e. WebBoard) require this option to be enabled.

Bounce Site

  • This is any arbitrary site for the server to connect to to resolve its IP address.
    Example: IP Address: www.microsoft.com; Port: 80

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