Installed Lotus Notes client. Could not login into the UTIA network initially because I did not have the user.id file. Emailed Dr. Dearden and he emailed my user.id file to me almost immediately. Tried again with the new user.id file and it is working properly. Tested notes-encypted messages but they can’t be read in Outlook Express. Changed display name and also tried to connect to UT Lotus Notes server. For some reason, I am not able to view the UT database.
After a few trials and errors I have shifted the blog files to the my CS webspace.
It is working fine except that it seems to be much slower here. Most probably it is slow because I am keeping the MySQL database on the www.elangbam.com server. Maybe I should shift over to Berkeley DB and keep the files on my CS webspace instead.
Another thing I learnt is that to change the file permissions of all files in a directory, I should use:
UNIX> chmod -R 755 docs
[This will change the permissions of files in the “docs” directory to 755].
I know this seems pretty elementary but well I did not know :(. Anyway, SSH by default keeps the file permissions to 644 [at least on the CS server]. All these days, I have been going into the directories and manually changing the file permissions!!! I did write a Perl script sometime to do this, but it did not work properly always. Anyway, the Perl script might come in handy if the owner of the directory is “nobody” [happens sometimes for auto-generated files] or if Shell access is not there [for example, in cases of shared hosting where only FTP and cgi-bin access is given]
Everything is working fine now. I figured out why I was not getting the main page. It was being generated inside the cgi-bin directory.
Now, I have to figure out if I can set up Movable Type on my CS account and keep the MySQL database file on elangbam.com.
Went to Wal-Mart with Nikhil, Damu and Saumil. Bought some groceries. Manish and Pady made chicken. We had a small party of sorts at night. Anuj and Sampy also came. The chicken was really tasty. Nikhil and Damu went back at 2:10 AM. I am still trying to figure out how to generate the index page in MT.