March 2001


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Theresa Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Departmental Technology Coordinators <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 08:28:48 -0500
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When we go here;

We get the following error

Parse error: parse error, expecting `','' or `';'' in on line 204
Opening directory .
Found 61 files 43 directories

please advise if this si do to the cut over or something else.  Thank you.

Theresa Miller
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At 08:24 AM 3/6/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>In spite of UVM's closing, the web server has been cut over.  Please
>report any problems to this list in addition to the CIT Helpline
><[log in to unmask]>.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 20:33:00 -0500 (EST)
>From: Mike Austin <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: upgrade, March 6th, 2001.
>On the morning of Tuesday March 6th, 2001 UVM's main web server,
>, will be receiving a major upgrade.  There should be no actual
>downtime for the web.
>The web server will be moving to another UNIX server in the Zoo cluster.
>This new server will be faster, but will also have many new features.
>For "most" users, this should be a transparent cutover.  All data will be
>located in the same place (accessed via DFS, the distributed file system
>technology we use), and all pages should continue to function "as is".
>If you want to see what your site will look like on the "new" web server,
>connect to your site on to test it out. is the
>server that will become
>Let us know if you have any questions.
>For those interested in technical details, read on for more information.
>The new web server will be a quad processor Sun Enterprise 420R server,
>running the latest version of Apache, with modules for DCE authentication,
>SSL for web security, and PHP for dynamic web content.  More information
>on each:
>o DCE integration.  You will be able to password protect your web pages by
>        requiring people to login with their Zoo username and password.
>        You won't need to create your own htpasswd files anymore (unless
>        you want to, for a generic password protected page), and you
>        can restrict access to any listed Zoo user, or group via your
>        htaccess file.  The server will also honor UNIX file permission
>        bits for secure web data access to restricted users.
>        More documentation on this will be coming in the next few weeks.
>o SSL support.  We have a new SSL certificate for web security, that will
>        work with all pages, and virtual domains on Zoo.  Therefore, it
>        will be easy for users to "secure" their web sites.
>o PHP version 4 scripting language built in, with support for:
>        MySQL database connection support
>        Oracle database connection support
>        PNG, and JPG library functions.  Can do things like resize
>                images "on the fly", and read header information out of
>                images.
>        LDAP integration, for LDAP queries.
>The server will continue to offer perl/python/C scripting
>options for those wanting to develop their own web applications, not in
>Again, let us know if you have any questions.
>Mike Austin                           Computing & Information Technology
>Systems Programmer                    The University of Vermont
>UNIX/DCE Sys Admin