|This section deals with specifying who can publish to an Apache web server which has the Front Page extensions.
tried publishing, using FrontPage 98, to my web server which is running on my
FreeBSD. But I can't because I don't have a valid logon. I looked in my
Apache logs (/var/log/httpd-error.log) and found the following message:
access to /_vti_bin/_vti_aut/author.exe failed for nt1.mydomain.cm, reason: user
dan not found
So my first step was to check the
FreeBSD mailing list archives for any mention of this message. The first match
mentions /_vti_bin/_vti_aut/.htaccess. So I try hunting around
eventually find /usr/local/www/data/_vti_bin/_vti_aut/.htaccess.
In that file are references to /usr/local/www/data/_vti_pvt and the
various service files which it contains.
The first file I check is service.pwd. I find the a user name which I
remember specifying from my installation process. So I try publishing again.
The error log now contains password mismatch. We're getting somewhere!
If my memory serves me well, I should be able to publish soon enough! <insert
grin here> Well, it's publishing now. We'll see what it looks like
in a minute. Eventually, I'll have to figure out how to add a new user to Apache.
There must be a script to do it for me.
It did publish. But to the root web. That's my mistake. Not nice.
And FrontPage Explorer reported a time-out after the publishing.