Front Page extensions ???
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Oct 3 06:09:08 PDT 2005
> We do it on Solaris not on FreeBSD, but it's no big deal - we put all
> the FP users on a single server and everyone else on a server
> without FP loaded. After all if the FP server gets hacked due to
> FP extensions, what is the customer going to say? They demanded
> the FP extensions in the first place!
> Keep in mind also that a great many FP users that THINK they need
> FP extensions on the webserver in actuality DO NOT. Microsoft does
> a lot of work to blur the two because they know that some ignorant
> people will actually go lay out the coin for a Windows server just to
> run FP. But our observation is the vast majority of users use FP
> as a page-creation program and never use any of the FP extensions,
> or simply use very basic ones like a web-to-email page that can
> easily be duplicated with CGI. If you teach them to use FTP from
> Front Page to upload their pages, rather than Microsoft's icky
> proprietary thing, they are just as happy either way.
Exactly right. Basically we do the same and usually after a while
they drop the MS server and consolidate on the UNIX (FreeBSD) server
without Front Page.
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