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Problem of IIS6

For installation of Movable Type 3.2 on Windows 2003, I do so many test and ask a lot of questions on the Movable Type Support forum and got no answer. Yesterday, I join the following mail group: perl-win32-users. I received the right answer same day. That’s a good place to get help and find the real expert like Jan Dubois.

IIS6 changed the default directory for CGI script, so you could say IIS6 is the problem. On the other hand I don’t think it was ever specified that you could rely on the current directory being any specific value, and using relative paths in CGI scripts is just a bad idea.

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MovableType 3.2 on Windows 2003

MovableType 3.2 has five beta versions, I tested some on my windows 2000 windows XP machines. They all fine.
When Six Apart release the final version 3.2, I installed it immediately on my Windows 2000. It run smoothly on it. Tests included brand new install and upgrade from Movable Type 3.17.
On August 26, 2005, I upload all files into my Windows Server 2003. Modified setting fies according to the Docs. It failed.
Gave me the following errors:

CGI Error
The specified CGI application misbehaved by not returning a complete set of HTTP headers.

After 4 days research and a lot of tests and some modifications for the native Movable Type 3.2 files. I got the solution.

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How to see the detailed error of ASP

When I test a ASP page today, I got a 500 error.
No detailed information displayed can help me.
Now if you meet the same thing, check following:
Normally error 500 is program error, or asp language error.
You can change your IE settings to show you detail.
1)Click IE tool bar, Tools > Internet Options;
2)Select tab “Advanced”, under “browsing”, find “show friendly HTTP error messages”, remove checkbox.(default is checked)
3)Run your asp program, IE will show you detailed error information, including line ##, which error.

Upgrade my wife’s computer

During past month, my wife always use my workstation to play the game, “tetris”, in the ourgames.com. This is a huge online game community. You can choose a person from over 500+ in one game any time.
Now it is 10:30am Pacific time, there are over 150,000 gamers online.
This site is based on China, but the players are from the world.
Ok, back to upgrade PC. To release my computer, I have to upgrade my wife’s old pc. She can not use the old one to play online game, it is too slow. Always lose out.
The job of her computer is to check emails, internet phone, online games, and some office documentation.
My budget is about $300. After studying the pc market and comparing the different platforms. I choose the following products to upgrade it.

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No Mail Relay

I saw a lot of spamers use my email server to send their Junk mails.
To stop it. I have to set up my IMail server to No Mail Relay.
Previously I wrote Stop third party email relay
Now, I stop the third party mail relay totally.
No Mail Relay
With this option, IMail will not relay mail through the server unless the sending user authenticates. On the SMTP Security tab, make sure that ‘Disable SMTP “AUTH” reporting’ is NOT selected. (In version 8 and higher, this option is on the SMTP Advanced tab).
No Mail Relay is the best solution for customers who are unable to choose ‘Relay mail for Addresses’ because their users connect using dynamic IP Addresses.
After setup in the server side, inform all email users to config their email client software.
How to Enable SMTP Authentication in Eudora:
1.) Go to Tools -> Internet Options.
2.) Select the “Sending Mail” category from the list on the left.
Make sure the “Allow Authentication” option is checked.
3.) Click OK
4.) Restart Eudora for these changes to take effect.
How to Enable SMTP Authentication in Outlook Express:
1.) Go to Tools -> Accounts.
2.) Choose the email account, click “properties” button.
3.) Select “Servers” Tab.
4.) Under “Outgoing mail Server”, check option “My server requires Authentication”.
5.) Click OK, then close the “internet accounts”.

Privacy Pioneer Promises Secure VOIP

LAS VEGASPhil Zimmermann, the celebrated cryptographer who created PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) for e-mail encryption, is taking a shot at securing VOIP communications.
Zimmermann took the stage at the Black Hat Briefings here to show off Zfone, a prototype application that encrypts voice-over-IP calls to thwart man-in-the-middle eavesdroppers.
Using the open-source, cross-platform softphone Shtoom and the Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol, Zimmermann has developed a session-based encryption tool that lets two users on a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)-based VOIP connection verify each other’s identity to avoid snooping.
“I don’t think I have to make the case too much as to why you need secure VOIP,” Zimmermann said in a chat with reporters after his presentation. “As we move our phone calls from the relative safety of PSTN [public switched telephone networks], we will have to deal with the weaknesses and vulnerabilities associated with the Internet.”
“Every day, I look at my server console, I see attempts to break in. It’s nonstop. As our phone calls move from the PSTNs to the Internet, not to protect those calls seems like a very bad idea,” he added.
Zimmermann is no stranger to securing voice communications. In the early 1990s, he created the PGPfone software package, which combined speech compression and cryptography protocols to secure voice calls. But the idea never took off, because, as Zimmermann explains it, “the Internet just wasn’t ready for it.”

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