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04-13-1999, 06:47 PM
I have two questions:
I'm testing a search script but the search results end up including items from STATS which I don't want included. Since the stats are included in my www.mjblue.com folder, I don't know how to exclude it since all my pages are in the same folder. (I don't want to have to create a new folder for the html files as that would create another level.) Any one have this problem?
In my base folder appears to be an alias to my www folder. How do I create my own alias folders? For my FTP program I'm using Fetch on a Mac.
Thanks for any help ou can give me.
04-15-1999, 06:40 PM
Okay, I figured out my first problem - I just listed all the individual files I'd like searched. A little time consuming to set up this way but it worked. Still wondering about the FTP alias question.
What you are calling an alias is commonly known as a symlink (short for symbolic link). Basically it's a pointer to a file that actually exists elsewhere. In order to create one, you'll need to log in via Telnet, as I don't think FTP clients do this sort of thing.
Below is an example of what to type at your Telnet command prompt to create a symlink in your login directory to your cgi-bin directory (much like the existing 'www' symlink located there) (pressing the [Enter] key after each line).
ln -s ../cgi-bin cgi-bin
That's it, next time you log in via FTP, in your login directory there should be a symlink to your real cgi-bin directory.
I don't personally care for Macs much (sorry), so I don't know what good telnet programs are available for them (which doesn't matter if you already have a telnet program http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif ). Someone else may have some insight on that.
I am trying to transfer files using WS_ftp95 LE. I keep getting an error message on the transfer in my password. I have been given 2 different passwords-one from the man that I took over the website for, and the one I provided when I applied for with Futurequest. I am also gvetting an error message when i try to get my mail through Outlook Express. I have tried using the VMIP-
in front of logon name, nothing works. Are we considered a sub-domain or virtual?? I would really appreciate some help-I am lost!! This is my first try at web design. Thanks in advance!!
04-20-1999, 12:08 AM
I use ws_ftp too.
There are instructions in your activation letter.. Look for 1) Home Page and FTP (for your ftp probs)
and for email.. that is 2)EMail Usage & Account Setup.
However, are you waiting for your domain to propagate? You indicated that you were transferring to FQ.
If so, when you ftp, use ftp.futurequest.net and then your supplied user name and password. (this is a temp setup til your domain propagates.
Hope this helps!
04-20-1999, 04:23 PM
"I don't personally care for Macs much (sorry)"
"I don't know what good telnet programs are available for them"
If anyone else using a Mac needs a Telnet client, get Better Telnet, available from sources such as download.com. There are others available at download.com too, just search for "telnet".
Sorry Michael G, no offense intended http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
--Make a little birdhouse in your soul--
(anyone wanna name that tune?)
It's been a few days, but in case the above advice hasn't solved it, you may consider another cuplrit...
Sometimes, the windows system password file gets corrupted.
If all passwords except FQ ones are working well, I doubt it, but if you notice any others being even slightly buggy, it probably is.[nbsp][nbsp]I would re-name it...it's so easy:
it would be in your windows folder, but the simplest & best thing to do is:
[nbsp]Find - files or folders
you should only have one.[nbsp][nbsp]
Re-name the extension to .old
(I also sent it to the recycle bin)
Re-boot. A new .pwd file will be created.
You will lose the passwords you told it to "save" since you've had the machine, but, really, typing them back in as time goes by & you get asked isn't so bad.
Well, I, umm, hope this helps someone, somewhere...<g>[nbsp]
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