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    Roanoke, VA
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  1. I've got this directory on my site: http://www.kantor.com/usatoday. In the directory is an index.shtml file. Problem: If you try to go to the page without specifying "/index.shtml," you get an error, "Unable to read database or username." I have similar setups throughout my site, but no problems. Only there. There are no "competing" index files (e.g., index.html or .php or whatever), and the page is static -- it's not built dynamically. It's not a huge deal; I just code my links with the full path. But the OCD sufferer in me is driven crazy. Any suggestions? I bet it's something small that I'm missing. Thanks! Andrew
  2. Tch In The News

    Madmanmcp -- Yeah, yeah -- good point. Mr. Murphy can rear his ugly head. If her name is Britney Speers or something and she registers britneyspeers.com, Ms. Spears might have a problem. But I doubt that anyone's going to fight over "bedumb.com."
  3. Tch In The News

    All right, this is a bit of self-promotion in a way, but what the heck. Multiple TCH mentions and kudos, for good reason. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/and...iday-gift_x.htm
  4. Is there any way to password-protect a directory without requiring a user name? I want to be able to give a group of people the password, but thought I'd save them the trouble of also typing/remembering a username. Maybe a CGI script out there?
  5. Spamhaus Blocking Ns1?

    My wife suddenly had her e-mail start to bounce. One of those bounces said that her IP address was blocked thanks to Spamhaus. But Spamhaus listed not her IP address, but one of TCH's. Here's the message: We've changed out outgoing mail server to the SMTP server from our ISP, but I figured this was something worth mentioning. My guess is that either a spammer briefly routed through that server, or was briefly hosted on TCH -- long enough to get on the SBL. Andrew
  6. Site Getting Hammered Suddenly

    Cool, and thanks. I wish all these visitors were coming from one place. If it was a wrong link I could tell the site owner, or if it was deliberate I could enjoy the fame. [grin]
  7. Site Getting Hammered Suddenly

    Good, then I won't worry too much. I can always just block AOL.
  8. Site Getting Hammered Suddenly

    It doesn't look like there's a single source coming in (either a single link out there, or a single IP address hitting it over and over). There are all those AOL people, but that's it. But I may be reading my stats wrong, or missing something important. My main concern is that there's nothing outgoing from penguinbooks.com. Help ticket seems the right idea. Thanks!
  9. As the owner of penguinbooks.com ("Books About Penguins!") I get a few hundred page views every month -- mostly folks looking for penguin.com. All of a sudden, though, my page views have skyrocketed and I'm getting messages about bandwidth being exceeded. As far as I can see there isn't a link to the page from someplace major (e.g., BoingBoing). I do see a lot of page views from xxxx.proxy.aol.com people, which is funny because the site consists of a single page. If anyone can shed any light on this, I'd appreciate it. I'm concerned that maybe something is going *out* via the penguinbooks.com server. Thanks for any help! Andrew
  10. Ssis Not Working

    The problem is that the include command is in a lot of my pages (and only these monthly pages aren't working). So I need the .shtml to keep the rest of the site functioning properly.
  11. Ssis Not Working

    And I'd really like to know what the include doesn't work anymore. Nothing against PHP, but the include command has always been very very good to me!
  12. Ssis Not Working

    Ach, now Firefox asks what to do with the .shtml file -- it won't just open it.
  13. Ssis Not Working

    I cut and pasted that code, but it didn't work. I'm guessing that I'm supposed to change something to make it specific for my site. At least the error is gone; now it's just blank.
  14. Ssis Not Working

    Nope -- no dice. What's weird is that the same include is in the other page, but without any problems. Argh!
  15. Ssis Not Working

    Ooh, no. Hadn't thought of that. I *did* try using the full path (http://...). I'll give it a shot. Thanks!