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Subject RE: Some Qs about running your own Conversant server
Posted 3/10/2003; 6:39 PM by Duncan Smeed
Last Modified 3/10/2003; 6:39 PM by Duncan Smeed
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Hi Seth, sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Thanks for your
help. I must be doing something wrong since the new zone is not
playing ball.
>[snip]

Since the computer is now in the machine room I followed the steps
for creating the zone in the browser...

>Use your regular username/password, as it's going to create an
>account for you in that zone. (You still need to create a
>conversation in this zone.)
>
>Admin Interface
>
>I don't know the URL of any sites on your server, so I'll just use
>an example you'll have to modify for your needs.
>
>1. Go here: http://www.yourserver.org/existingsite/admin/system/
>
>2. Click on "Zones" in the left margin
>
>3. Scroll to the bottom, enter the new zone name, click the button
>
>4. Now go here: http://www.yourserver.org/newzonename/admin/
>
>5. Set up a new user account for yourself by clicking on "members"

Done. This is what I did previously. I created a new zone - ap2003
- to go alongside my existing xl zone but any attempt to access it at
the root level - http://www.yourserver.org/ap2003/ gives me the
following error:

<error>
"500 Internal server Error The server has encountered an error
processing your request.
Error: Can't evaluate the expression because the name "ap2003" hasn't
been defined."
</error>

The existing http://www.yourserver.org/xl/ works fine.

Next thing I tried was to create a conversation in that zone -
http://www.yourserver.org/ap2003/duncan - which seemed to be created
OK but access at that root level gave me the following error.

<error>
500 Internal server Error
The server has encountered an error processing your request.
Error: Can't evaluate the expression because the name "tools" hasn't
been defined.
</error>

However, http://www.yourserver.org/ap2003/duncan/1 at least threw up
a reasonably compete page comprising a message with the text "New
Conversation: duncan"

If you like Seth I can set you up as a Zone admin on my server if
that woould help. Let me know and I'll email you the URL of the new
server.


>
>>Rather than post just now the specifics of the problems I had, I was
>>wondering if there are some docs/folklore that explain zones and any
>>inherent complexities arising from their use.
>
>Not much, unfortunately, though the above information should get you started.
>
>You're likely to have more questions, especially when you're
>creating new conversations. Keep asking them! I'm not going to guess
>at all the questions you might have and answer them now, as the
>email will be too long. Just don't be 'shy' about asking anything.

It seems to me that there's a disconnect between the very first zone
that's set up when Conversant is installed for the first time and
subsequent zone+conversation creation.

Cheers,

Duncan
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RE: Some Qs about running your own Conversant server
3/11/2003 by Seth Dillingham
On 3/10/2003, Duncan Smeed said: >Hi Seth, sorry for the delay in getting back



 
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