Building GeodSoft's Web Site
Discusses the issues dealt with while building
mirrored web sites on Linux, Windows NT, and OpenBSD at the same time.
In August, 2001, the NT server was abandoned and in February, 2002, a
FreeBSD mirror web site set up. The issues discussed are most
relevant to sites selecting a web server platform or considering a
This section discusses the actual process of building
the GeodSoft.com web site with an emphasis on the administrative
and implementation issues caused by multiple operating systems.
Pros and cons and problems specific to one or another of the
platforms are often the subject. It is intended as a case study.
The choices that were faced, the decisions made with the
reasons why, and the mechanical processes including the
tools used are discussed. Most sections were written
immediately after the issues under discussion
were decided on or while the features being discussed
were being implemented.
This section focus the difference between the Linux, Windows NT and
OpenBSD servers. For a discussion of the design and organizational issues
that were common across all three sites see
Except for the initial Overview
the order of the pages is chronological as the issues were encountered.
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