WSO Newsletter - February 2001
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FEBRUARY 2001 ISSUE: 041
1. Network Solutions Solicitations and Over Billing
2. Getting FrontPage Form Results Securely
3. Perl and CGI .pl Change
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-> ARTICLE #1: Network Solutions Solicitations and Over Billing
---> Relevant for VD, CP Customers =============================
Now that Network Solutions isn't the only company who can
register domain names, they are starting to get nervous.
1. They are going to sell their database of names to the highest
2. They are directly soliciting domain owners who have
registered elsewhere in an attempt to get them to switch. These
is unsolicited e-mails, spam.
3. Domain owners who have decided to move their domains away
from Network Solutions find that even though they are no longer
using the company, they are still sent domain renewal bills.
This *is* happening, consistently.
Network Solutions charges $35 per year for domain name
registrations. WSO can register new domains (or help you
transfer) for only $20 per year. And you don't have to put up
with the spam and the nagging.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let
them know you'd like WSO to be your domain registration agent.
WSO does not have to be the web host for the domain to be the
domain registration agent.
-> ARTICLE #2: Getting FrontPage Form Results Securely =========
---> Relevant for ALL WSO FrontPage Users ======================
FrontPage users have a great little morsel sitting right under
their nose, but they might not realize it.
The results of a web form can be sent via e-mail or stored in a
file on the server. Try setting the results file to be in your
_private directory. For this example, we'll set the results file
to be: _private/results.txt
Now, you can look at these results completely secure using a
web browser. The _private folder is by default password
protected (same username and password as you use to publish).
For added protection you can use our shared secure server to
encrypt the data as it passes from the server to you browser.
Back to our example. Let's say your web address is:
To get your results go to:
You'll be asked to enter a username and password (enter the same
ones you use to publish with).
To do this securely depends a little on what type of account
you have, but in general it would be like this:
Simple as that! If your account doesn't seem to work when trying
to access securely, send us an e-mail and we'll help.
-> ARTICLE #3: Perl and CGI .pl Change =========================
---> Relevant for SD, VD, CP Customers =========================
On our new servers, if you name a file in your web area with the
.cgi extension, it is automatically processed and executed as
a CGI script, sending it through the CGIwrap program to be
executed under your user id (the safest way).
Now, files named with the .pl extension will also work the same
way for your convenience.
For more information on setting up CGI scripts, please read the
article in the Tech Support Articles section of the WSO
SupportCenter called "How do I install a CGI script?"
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