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From Michael A Nachbaur <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache has FrontPage Server Installation ?
Date Tue, 16 Sep 2003 19:02:59 GMT
It is actually possible to run FrontPage extensions on an Apache installation.  
It depends on your operating system (*nix or Win32), but at the ISP I work 
for, we have a Linux server that hosts FrontPage server extensions (using 
Microsoft's Unix server extensions[1], and the "Improved mod_frontpage" 
module[2] that comes with Mandrake) and ASP code (using Sun's Chili!Soft 

I actually have learned to loath FrontPage server extensions, since FP sites 
(on Linux or Win32) tend to self-destruct occasionally, forcing a complete 
re-install of the server extensions on that given host.  But, it can be done 
(I have several hundred domains running with ASP/FrontPage on a Mandrake 9.0 
machine right now).


On Tuesday 16 September 2003 09:55 am, David wrote:
> Dear Bill,
> Perhaps you are right. However, you have to agree to a certain extent
> that FrontPage is really a good starting point for most amateur web
> hobbyist. I am one. Frontpage is easy to understand and easy to use.
> More of a concern to me is that security of web servers running
> frontpage server extensions. I understand from previous discussions that
> Apache by far is one of the most reliable web servers around.
> I would like to know if installing IIS ( which is required if I want to
> use FrontPage Server Extensions,FPSE) and subsequently installing FPSE
> will affect the security of my server - specifically more susceptible to
> hacker attacks ?
> Many thanks for your time and attention.
> Warmest Regards
> David
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Moran []
> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 12:07 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [users@httpd] Apache has FrontPage Server Installation ?
> David wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > Recently I created a forum website running on my Apache HTTP Server.
> >
> > All was well and fine I designed and implemented the website on my
> > computer. When I mount it on the apache server and do a test run,
> > problems occur.
> >
> > "
> > 1. FrontPage Run-Time Component Page
> > You have submitted a form or followed a link to a page that requires a
> > web server and the FrontPage Server Extensions to function properly.
> > This form or other FrontPage component will work correctly if you
> > publish this web to a web server that has the FrontPage Server
> > Extensions installed.
> > 1.1 Click the <Back> arrow to return to the previous page.
> > "
> >
> > Any idea how can I go round this problem ?
> 2 choices (if you want to continue using Apache):
> 1. Use something other than Fronpage to build your web page
> (recommended,
>     since Frontpage creates web pages that are standards-broken anyway)
> 2. Install one of the Frontpage modules to Apache.  There are two that
>     I'm aware of, there may be more.  A search on google will be very
>     helpful.
> The third choice would be abandon Apache and use Microsoft IIS, but I
> wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.

/* Michael A. Nachbaur <>

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