Re: [NH] local file processing with browser
>A further question - once I get beyond the excitement of accessing my ownGenerally, yes.
>pages from my own disk, will I be able to publish URL's to my own site =
>>>your webserver's 'Document Root'directory<< that will allow others to
>access it (at least temporarily) - my URL (URI(?)) - the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
>number stays constant for long periods of time (I think because) I'm on 24-7
>thru Linksys router to my ISP.
>From them I get 5 MB for free - but it sounds like this would allow me to
>have as much of my harddrive available through the Web as I want.
Let's say your 'Document Root' is set to be c:\apache\htdocs\ (this
again is a configuration done in httpd.conf) and you have a
subdirectory 'test' there with a file 'hello.html' in it -- then
anybody could access this by http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/test/hello.html as
long as your local webserver is running and allows this (i.e. is more
loosely configured regarding access from other than localhost than in
the example in my second mail).
BTW, the xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx number is called the IP-number (or IP for
short) of the machine (IP stands for Internet Protocol), while the
complete address string pointing to the file in question is called
the URL (Uniform Ressource Locator). (You can think URI as something
like a synonym for URL, at least for any of us but the real experts, I
would say... )
However, _be_warned_ again that running a worldwide accessible
webserver on your own machine is a potential security risk, as is
running any widely accessible server program or share. So you may want
to study some regarding documentation and have a look at security
alerts and patch announces on apache.org from time to time. At least
Apache for Win98 (as I use for local developing and testing) is
explicitly suggested NOT to be run in production environments / public
>Then the next step becomes to pay some DNS service for the rights toAgain, generally Yes.
>www.alecburgess.com and away I go.[Yes]/[No]?
You will need to use some kind of dynamic DNS service though to cope
with periodic changes of your IP. How exactly this works is beyond my
experience, but you could have a look at www.dyndns.org as a starting