Webmaster's Starter Kit

Jay C. Weber (weber@eit.COM)
Fri, 26 Aug 94 15:13:27 PDT

EIT is pleased to prerelease a freeware over-the-web service
for downloading, installing, and customizing a Web server. This
WEBMASTER'S STARTER KIT uses forms to get basic configuration
information, and writes your config files for you as you download
the software. It's been taking people only about ten minutes to start
publishing on the Web using this service.

Once the basic server is running, it serves up virtual documents
that can automatically download and install server extensions. Current
choices are five EIT freeware packages:

1. a simple form-based home page generator
2. the verify_links tool for finding broken links
3. the libCGI library for virtual document programming
4. the Hypermail engine for webifying mail archives (plus
a form interface for defining archives)
5. the Getstats http log analyzer (plus a form interface)

so you can customize your server software in a few minutes more. The
process automatically maintains a "Server Administration Home Page",
with links to forms-based tools for maintaining the server.

There are versions for SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.3, IRIX 5.2, OSF/1 V2.0,
and AIX 3.2.5 (the AIX version is one rev out of date). SCO UNIX and HP/UX
will come in a few weeks.

Check out http://wsk.eit.com/wsk/doc/, or just find the link near the
end of EIT's home page, http://www.eit.com/ . Seems to work fine using
recent Lynx as well as recent Mosaic for X.

Suggestions welcome!


Jay C. Weber					Director, R&D
Enterprise Integration Technologies		weber@eit.com
800 El Camino Real				weber@cis.stanford.edu
Menlo Park, CA 94025				(415)617-8002
http://www.eit.com/people/weber.html            fax: (415)617-8019