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Old 07-16-2001
default url path

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where oh where do I set the default url path? at one point and time the path was set to a specific dir, i.e. when I access I am hitting a page saved off in dir1/dir2/dir3/page.html. but, how do I alter that default path?

I don't have a clue what web app is running on this box, although I have looked, I just don't know what I am looking for. Somewhere out there there has to be a config file that stores this default path.
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Old 07-16-2001
Unfortunately you are going to need to know what web server software is running, only for the reason that the config file will be software specific - if it's AIX it may well be websphere if they have chosen to run proprietary IBM web server software, however it may be another piece of software such as Netscape (iPlanet).

Either way this config file will contain what is called the document root for a web instance - this will specify which directory to use as the root directory to serve pages for that web instance.

In Netscape Enterprise software this is located in the obj.conf file, don't know about web sphere - you may want to try and grep for "document-root", use the -i option with the find command and you might be able to track the file down.

something like

find / -type f -exec grep -il "document-root" {} \;

The -l will list the file for you.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-16-2001
If it is running apache, the config file will be named httpd.conf. To find it, execute this command, preferably as root
find / -name httpd.conf -print 2>/dev/null

Edit the document root and test. It's always a good idea to save off a copy of the file before you modify it.
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Old 07-17-2001
Is it AIX 4.3.3 ... It installed that some weeks ago and saw some processes httpdlite running ... the configuration file is under

But I wasn't able to configure that server like I wanted .. So I installed apache instead Smilie
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Old 07-17-2001
Thanks for all the help guys. I will search for the above files. I still don't know what web app I am using here. The box is AIX 4.2X and the "document-root" was set up when I started here. That default path was set up to a mounted CD-Rom that holds some Tech Libary info. So when accessing all but the main index.html your hitting info stored on the CD-Rom. After you toss in the fact that I don't see an obvious web app and the mounted CD-Rom access I am running around this box blind.

But there has to be some sort of web tool up and running to handle the url direction. I see some httpd4 processes running, but I don't get a new one per web page opened.

I asked the old timer I am working with about the web app on the box and he told me to look for the spider application . . . *eye roll* His sense of humor is, at times, a bit out there . . .
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Old 07-17-2001
Ahhh there is was . . . Apache. I found the httpd.conf, but it was a .cnf file and was saved deep in no man's land. Anyway I was hoping to alter the ServerRoot, but by doing this I would disable the path to the Tech Libary. . . I will have to live with my linked files and a few extra words in the urls of my pages.

Thanks again guys. Even though I wasn't able to get to where I wanted, I did learn a great deal!
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