ConferWeb on Leopard OSX Server
Not much activity here on the support forum lately -- I'm not sure what that
means. But ConferWeb has served me well for a number of years so I would
like to take it with me onto my G5 Leopard server if possible. I am currently
running about a dozen forums with WebStar on OS9 with few problems
except about once a year it chokes while posting a response and erases the
I understand that I need PeacePipe with the Apache server, so I put all
components of PeacePipe into CGI-Executables and launched ppSrvr with
Terminal. I'm a bit worried to read that it may have a 32K file limit, because I
have threads of 88K or more in some forums.
I'm not sure if ConferWeb itself belongs in CGI-Executables or in CGI-BIN, so
it's in both places. But when I try to submit a post through the new server, or
use the Admin link, the browser just stalls and eventually says Server Not
If there are too many obstacles to making this work, and everybody is
abandoning ConferWeb, is there an obvious replacement that will run easily
on Leopard OSX Server?
Thanks Brian and anybody else still on board.
Good to hear from you. The move to apache will probably take a few steps,
but it should work OK. The move to 10.5 may require me to do some work on
ConferWeb (my own servers are still running 10.4), but I would be a little
surprised. (still, best not to get too certain before testing).
As far as peacePipe is concerned, I need to do some thing to make it easier
for people to install and run, but we can walk through this. Before I do,
though, I think I should do a installation on Leaopard to test whether my
expectations are accurate or not. The 32k limit in peacePipe would afffect the
largest possible posting, and might affect the largest page you can admin
through ConferWeb, but it shouldn't affect the largest possible thread. In any
event, I can compile you a version with more elbow room if needed.
I will take a look at the Leopard installation issues over the week-end and
get back to you.
Thanks a lot Brian.
OK, I see that peacePipe isn't actually involved in serving the threads, so the
size limit shouldn't be a problem.
Yes, if you can provide a dummy's guide to ConferWeb on Apache, I think it
will be really helpful to people like me. Leopard OSX Server itself is much
easier to set up than its predecessor, so I predict there will be more users
interested in a nice easy package of ConferWeb and peacePipe.