Re: [greenstone-users] Viewing local installation remotely

From John R. McPherson
DateSat, 13 Dec 2003 13:04:24 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Viewing local installation remotely
In-Reply-To (003901c3c0b1$0317ed70$dc4659c8-nemo)
On Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 10:08:18AM -0300, Héctor Aracena M. wrote:
> Hi:

> In the documentation about Greenstone it is said that the Local
> installation has limited capacities as a web server.

> ¿Does it means that a local installation can be seen through
> internet in a LAN or workgroup? ¿How can it be configured?

The greenstone local library acts as a web server - it launches your
web browser at points it at your own machine. Any one else who is access
to your computer over a network can also point their web browser to
your machine, either via its Internet Protocol (IP) address or by
its name, if you have DNS correctly set up.

If you intend to have greenstone being served over a network permanently
you are probably better off configuring "proper" web serving software,
such as apache (which runs on unix, mac os x, and windows platforms).
Or, if you don't care about security, greenstone can also work with
Microsoft's IIS web server (on windows platforms only).

These web servers can handle many more simultaneous connections than
the greenstone local library.

John McPherson