Working With Netscape Server on HP-UX

Working With Netscape Server on HP-UX

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A complete, system administrator's guide to installing, configuring and managing Netscape servers on HP-UX platforms. The CD-ROM includes great performance tools and QuickTime movies that demonstrate key administration tasks.
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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 521.63g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130959723
  • 9780130959720

Table of contents

1. Overview. Origin of the Web. Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Use of HP-UX for Web Solutions. Appropriate System Size. Web Server Architecture. HTTP Protocol. HTTP Request/Response Model. Client Request. Server Response. Universal Resource Locator (URL). Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML Tags. HTML Anchors and Links. HTML Map. Test Your Understanding. 2. Installing the Netscape Server Software. Installation Prerequisites. Obtaining Software. Installing Software. Verifying Software Installation. Test Your Understanding. 3. The Netscape Admin Server. Admin Server Overview. Starting and Stopping the Admin Server. Connecting to the Admin Server. Configuring the Admin Server. Laying Out the Admin Server File. Understanding Important Admin Server Files. The ns-admin.conf File. The admpw File. Controlling Access via SSL. Test Your Understanding. 4. The Netscape Web Server. Web Server Layout. The Primary Document Directory. Creating Additional Document Directories. Setting Up User Document Directories. Setting Up Publish Capabilities. Understanding Important Web Server Files. The magnus.conf File. The obj.conf File. The mime.types File. Enabling Startup/Shutdown of the Server. The Run Control Scripts. Automatic Startup from the /etc/rc.config.d Directory. Automatic Startup Using the /etc/inittab Method. Starting the Web Server Manually. Stopping the Web Server Manually. Starting a SSL Web Server Manually. Starting a SSL Web Server Automatically. Setting Up Software Virtual Servers. Test Your Understanding. 5. Enabling Server-Side Applications. CGI Scripts. Suggested CGI Configuration. Handling CGI Errors. CGI as a File Type. Java Applications. Client-Side Java Applets. Server-Side Java Applets. JavaScript Applications. Client-Side JavaScript. Server-Side JavaScript. Default Query Handler. Wide Area Interface Management. Test Your Understanding. 6. Restricting Access. Creation of Groups and Users. The Directory Server. Distinguished Name. Access Control. Authentication Methods. Access Control Language. Resource Selection. Pick a Resource. Commerce with Restricted Access Services. Test Your Understanding. 7. Enabling Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Overview of SSL. How Encryption Works. Public Key Encryption. Symmetric Key Encryption. Public Key Digital Signature. Secure Communication Handshake or Server Authentication. Certificate Authority. Requesting a Certificate. Installing a CA Certificate. Renewing a Certificate. Enabling Encryption. Setting Up Encryption for the Admin Server. Setting Up Client-Side Certificates. Encryption Depths. Test Your Understanding. 8. Setting Up Catalogs. Overview of Cataloging. How to Use the Catalog. Test Your Understanding. 9. Operational Issues. Introduction. Usage Statistics. The flexanlg Tool. The Report Generator. Server Content Updates. Changing the Primary Document Directory. Replacing Content. Using Netscape Publish. Using cron. Using a Commercial Package. Backups. fbackup Setup. OmniBack Setup. System Resources Management. Managing Disk Space Usage. Using Advanced JFS. Rolling the Web Server Log Files. Restarting the Web Server. Tuning the Kernel. Cleaning /tmp Spaces. Managing Swap Space. Keeping Current with Patches. Handling Security Alerts. Ensuring Y2K Compliance. Test Your Understanding. 10. Debugging Server Problems. Solving Web Server Problems. Check That the Web Server Process Is Running. Restart the Web Server Process. Check the Web Server Startup Log. Run telnet to Establish Manual Connection. Run ping from the Server to Client. Run traceroute to See Packet Travel Itinerary. Check Client Browser Proxy Configuration. Clear the Browser Cache. Run lanscan to Check Network Card Connection. Run ifconfig to Check Network Interfaces. Check DNS Information for the Server. Run netstat to Check Routes. Check the Web Configuration Files. Analyzing Log Files. Web Server Access Log. Server Status Code. Analyzing Error Files. HP-UX System Log. Checking Core Files. Dealing with "Catastrophe" Messages. Dealing with Proxy Servers. Using Network Tracing Tools. Test Your Understanding. 11. Security Issues. Understanding Why Security Is Important. Physical Placement of the Server. Understanding Hacker Issues. How Hackers Break In. What Hackers Look For. Damage that Hackers Can Cause. Resolving Password Issues. Choose Hard-to-Crack Passwords. Modify Default Passwords. Do Not Reuse or Serialize Passwords. Managing Risk in the System Software. Set the Run Control (RC) Services to Bare Bones. Remove Old Versions of System Software. Install the Latest Security Patches. Managing Risk in Application Software. Protect CGI Scripts. Use chroot Function. Disable Symbolic Links. Set the Permissions of the Document Root. Set the Permissions of CGI Directories and Programs. Disable Directory Listing in the Web Server. Keep Current with Interpreter Versions. Remove the Default Additional Document Directories. Configuring the Network and System. Secure Terminal Login. HP-UX Services File. inetd Configuration. inetd.sec Control. The Standard HP-UX FTP Server. The Washington FTP Server. Admin Server Control. Running Security Monitoring Software. Tools for Early Warning. Tools for Intrusion Detection and Recovery. What to Do in Case of a Compromise. Using Trusted HP-UX. What Happens During Trusted HP-UX Conversion. Conversion Steps to Trusted HP-UX. Converting Back to Regular HP-UX. Using VirtualVault Secure HP-UX. Test Your Understanding. 12. Performance Tuning the Server. Performance Issues. Performance Analysis. Using perfdump. Using Glance. Using PerfView. Performance Tuning. Server Threads. HTTP Persistent Connection. Web Server Cache Settings. DNS Lookups. Listen Queue Size. Disk Load Balancing with LVM. Reverse Proxy Servers. HP AdmissionControl. Managing the Threshold. Redirecting Rejected Sessions. Test Your Understanding. Index.
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About Priyadarashan Ketkar

PRIYADARSHAN KETKAR is a leading consultant to high-technology firms in the San Francisco Bay area specializing in large HP-UX installations in data center environments. He installed and supported the Hewlett-Packard Software Depot (
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