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Desktop Personal Web Server - Questions

Posted by AndyF (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 12, 02 at 8:30

I was thinking on installing the Personal Web Server
from my Windows 98 CD install. I'm thinking of taking a crack at ASP.

When I put it in the drive I get the standard window
telling me that Windows is checking out my system and will
setup windows, then I have the 2 button option of Next and Cancel.

I don't want to see that. What I want is the options
to install specific packages or at least the directories
of my CD so I can run the PWS setup. I'm concerned that after selecting Next, Windows will go in and start changing it's own configuration, and maybe screwing things up before I get the option i want.

Another question is how do you guys rate the personal
web server, are there any glitches before I start. Does it
do a good job of mimicking a real server?


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RE: Desktop Personal Web Server - Questions

I'm not sure about installing it -- maybe you can click "cancel" and then just browse the CD.

PWS is fine, but keep in mind that it opens you up to hack attacks, so make darned sure you have some good personal firewall going (I use Norton).


RE: Desktop Personal Web Server - Questions


If it's a desktop server how does it get hacked into if
there is no internet connection?

I'm sorry I don't know how it works yet.


RE: Desktop Personal Web Server - Questions

If there's no internet connection, you're fine. But the minute you're connected, you're open for hacking.


RE: Desktop Personal Web Server - Questions

Thanks folks!!!

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