Re: Webmaster's Starter Kit

David Homan (
Sat, 27 Aug 1994 01:10:02 +0200

On Sat, 27 Aug 1994, Jay C. Weber wrote:

> EIT is pleased to prerelease a freeware over-the-web service
> for downloading, installing, and customizing a Web server. This
> WEBMASTER'S STARTER KIT uses forms to get basic configuration
> information, and writes your config files for you as you download
> the software. It's been taking people only about ten minutes to start
> publishing on the Web using this service.
> Once the basic server is running, it serves up virtual documents
> that can automatically download and install server extensions. Current
> choices are five EIT freeware packages:
> 1. a simple form-based home page generator
> 2. the verify_links tool for finding broken links
> 3. the libCGI library for virtual document programming
> 4. the Hypermail engine for webifying mail archives (plus
> a form interface for defining archives)
> 5. the Getstats http log analyzer (plus a form interface)
> so you can customize your server software in a few minutes more. The
> process automatically maintains a "Server Administration Home Page",
> with links to forms-based tools for maintaining the server.
> There are versions for SunOS 4.1.3, Solaris 2.3, IRIX 5.2, OSF/1 V2.0,
> and AIX 3.2.5 (the AIX version is one rev out of date). SCO UNIX and HP/UX
> will come in a few weeks.
> Check out, or just find the link near the
> end of EIT's home page, . Seems to work fine using
> recent Lynx as well as recent Mosaic for X.
> Suggestions welcome!
> Jay
> --
> Jay C. Weber Director, R&D
> Enterprise Integration Technologies
> 800 El Camino Real
> Menlo Park, CA 94025 (415)617-8002
> fax: (415)617-8019
This sounds very interesting. Is there a BSDI version available?

Dave Homan
HydroTech Enterprises