Creating Access for the Web
Checking the access rights to your home directory
In order to set up your directory for web publishing, you must have the correct
access rights of your home directory so that everyone can execute files stored
in it. To check your access rights, issue the following command from your
ls -ld ~
Note: The above command uses the letter "l",not the number "1".
You should see output similar to the following
Note: dlette07 will be replaced by your solix user name
It is the final "x" that is important in the string "drwx--x--x". If you
do not have the final "x", then you must change the access rights to your
home directory. If you have the final "x", then you may skip the next paragraph,
and continue with Creating your Web directory.
Changing the access rights to your home directory
This does not change the default permissions when you create a file. In order
to allow someone to execute or read a file, you will still need to change
the access rights manually for that file. this command only needs to be executed
Log onto mongoose
Issue the following command
chmod 711 ~
Once you have set up the permissions for your home directory, then it is
time to set up permissions for your web directory. Here at FIU, your web
directory must be named public_html
Issue the command mkdir public_html
Issue the command chmod 755 public_html
Issue the command cd public_html
Issue the command
cp ~downeyt/cshome/www/default.html index.html
This creates a web page with David Letterman's name.
You will need to edit this to put your name in:
Issue the command nano index.html
Change David Letterman to your name
Change dlette07 to your user name on solix
Save the file by pressing CTRL-O, accept the
Exit nano by pressing CTRL-X
Issue the command chmod 644 index.html This will fix the access rights
of your home page so that you can edit the file.
This has done three things
created a directory called public_html in your mongoose account.
The complete path to this directory would be ~dlette07/public_html, replacing
dlette07 with your mongoose username.
created a file in the public_html directory named index.html
This file is where the HTML code for your home page is located.
created a URL for you at the school. The URL would be
http://www.aul.fiu.edu/~dlette07, replacing dlette07 with your mongoose
How to edit your index.html file and view it in Netscape simultaneously
It is possible to log onto two different computers at the school in order
to run Netscape on one, and to connect to solix in order to edit your index.htm
Connect to the computer mongoose.
Issue the commands:
Now you are in the nano editor, looking at your home page file,
Minimize the Telnet application.
Now by using the ALT-TAB key combination, you will be able to switch
back and forth between Netscape and the telnet to mongoose.