Re: agggggggggggh

Paul Everitt (
Sat, 23 Oct 1993 14:43:50 +0600

Speaking of agggggggggggh, here's one for the books. This
concerns running different flavors of servers, different flavors
of clients, and different flavors of OSes.

My biggest problem is with 2.0 pre5+ on Solaris 2.x (NIS+).
I have been running the sun4 binaries, from 1.1 to 2.0pre4,
fine under the binary compatability package. Then, when
pre5 came out, it stop allowing me to connect to servers
other than my local one, giving the "Information server
not available" message. This is the sequence in the status bar:
Looking up
Making http connection to
..followed by "ERROR info server is not accessible.." msg.
And, it works fine when opening on my server.

This same binary, when I run it remotely on a SunOS 4.1.3
machine (running NIS), works fine.

So, pre5/6 on 2.x/NIS+ will connect to my local machine, but no
other URL (http, gopher, etc.). And pre5/6 works on 1.x/NIS.

Now, on the ncsa httpd1.03x side, I can't get anything to connect.
Going from 1.01 to 1.03b broke it, giving 403 errors when getting
the URL with no .html file specified (i.e. index.html), and 404
errors when specifying something. The connections are shown
in the httpd_log file, but not the error_log file.

HELP!! Is it just Solaris 2.x/NIS+? If someone has a native binary,
I'll shut up and take it!!