PGP and WebStore on
this documentation for getting WebStore and PGP working on a Windows Server
My wife & I run a small company that sells tall womens clothing. For the
last 18 months, I have had a website that has been running web_store on a
unix server (running Apache Version something) hosted by a large
Australian company, ozemail. I was using pgp for unix to send all the
orders, and we are used as an example of webstore in
Things were going along very smoothly until last week, when I was told (on
15th November, 1999)....
"The existing facility will cease to be operational as of the 7th of
November, 1999 for Y2K reasons."
Being somewhat shocked and very pissed off, I rang the ISP who said some
contractor had found a signature file that could not be fixed and would
most likely cease to work after 1/1/2000 so all unix machines were being shut
down in 2-3 weeks.
I decided to try and migrate my working site to a virtual web server (with
another ISP) running Microsoft-IIS/4.0 under NT. To make thing work under
NT, I had to .....
- get the support techs to set the NT permissions for some directories
like cgi-bin\User_carts (RWED) and cgi-bin\Admin_files (RWED)
- find out the absolute path names for my directories (as seen by the
browsers). In my case it was e:\InetPub\vs210015\cgi-bin\ and so on.
- Change all pathnames to have double slashes like
e:\\InetPub\\vs210015\\cgi-bin\\ (so perl would work)
- > 4) Change all paths to be absolute rather than relative ie
e:\\InetPub\\vs210015\\cgi-bin\\Admin_files rather than
.\Admin_files. ( the hack in rad_hacks that set
the current working directory when running the perl scripts didn't work
- I had to download web_store_V2.0, read the instructions for NT, and
copy the file "smtpmail-lib.pl" on top of "mail-lib.pl"
And it all worked! :)
Except for pgp, which didn't. :(
I stuffed around for a few days, and found....
- that if I used a system command within pgp_lib.pl, I could get it to
go. I have tried to explain what I did in the comments, so maybe you could
have a bit of a look to see if what I said was a good thing or a bit dodgey.
Anyway, it works for me!
- I downloaded a copy of pgp Version: 2.6.3in for dos from somewhere in
Germany (I live in one of those suspect non-US countries where you can't
download pgp from mit.whereever.it.is). I tried to buy a registered copy
of pgp V.anything tp run on a NT server from Network associates, but they
didn't know what I was talking about. All I did was ftp pgp.exe from my
local PC to a directory that had executable permissions, in my case
Now it all works :)
Check out peter's modified PGP lib.