Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS

From Leon White
DateTue, 16 May 2006 14:53:57 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS
In-Reply-To (20060515093525-GI10668-matai-cs-waikato-ac-nz)
Hi John + list,

after confering with the network guys here they gave me another URL to access the server under. It seems kaka.usp.ac.fj is only used for SSL connections, external connections must go to www.rkb.usp.ac.fj/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.exe . Nevertheless, the new URL results in the sam 502 error, and the network guys swear up and down that
  1. Because it is internal, I don't need to worry about the university proxy
  2. Even if I was to use the proxy, things should still work with Greenstone
I am pretty sure this is just a configuration problem, probably on the IIS side and I realise it probably doesn't belong on this list either, but I am at a loss for what to do otherwise.

Thanks again,
Leon White

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Vikash Gounder <gounder_v@usp.ac.fj >
Date: May 16, 2006 10:26 AM
Subject: RE: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS
To: Leon White <badfunkstripe@gmail.com>

Hi Leon,

 

www.rkb.usp.ac.fj/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.exe

We just checked it seems to be open from outside: try this tool:

http://proxysystems.net/

 

cheers

vikash

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Vikash Gounder
Analyst Programmer - Webmaster
User Services, IT Services
University of the South Pacific,
Suva , Fiji
Tel: + 679 323 2126
Fax: + 679 323 1533

-----Original Message-----
From: Leon White [mailto:badfunkstripe@gmail.com
]
Sent
: 16 May 2006 09:32

To: gounder_v@usp.ac.fj
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS

 

im getting the same error over the secure connection. all of the certificates on the kaka server belong to rkb, why is that and what does rkb mean??


On 5/16/06, Vikash Gounder < gounder_v@usp.ac.fj> wrote:

Hi Leon,

 

I think only secure connection is done to the kaka server: https://kaka.usp.ac.fj/gsdl/cgi-bin/library.exe

 

Iam not sure why the server is only opened to the outside world, when it is suppose to be open to the outside world. I'll ask the guy who used to work on RKB stuff.

 

Cheers…

 

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Vikash Gounder
Analyst Programmer - Webmaster
User Services, IT Services
University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji
Tel: + 679 323 2126
Fax: + 679 323 1533

-----Original Message-----
From: Leon White [mailto:badfunkstripe@gmail.com]
Sent: 16 May 2006 09:17
To: Vikash Gounder
Subject: Fwd: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS

 

vikash,

i got an answer from the mailing list. we already thought of it, but seeing as you know the network structure here, can you check it out in detail, particularly pertaining to the cache? the error isnt generated by greenstone but by IIS. why cant people from outside access kaka?

cheers
leon

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: John R. McPherson <jrm21@cs.waikato.ac.nz >
Date: May 15, 2006 9:35 PM
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Greenstone as applet on IIS
To: Leon White <badfunkstripe@gmail.com>
Cc: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz

On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 03:23:18PM +1200, Leon White wrote:
> Hi,

> instructions closely. The exact error message is:
>
> 'An error has occurred on the remote Greenstone server while performing this
> operation: Server returned HTTP response code: 502 for URL:
> http://kaka.usp.ac.fj/gsdl/cgi-bin/gliserver.pl
> '

The HTTP code "502" means "Bad Gateway". Are you using a proxy server
or caching web server or anything? I note that "kaka.usp.ac.fj" is
not an existing domain name, at least for me outside the university -
is this an internal-only server name?

John McPherson