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April, 1996: Web Hosting Experiences

Our April meeting featured two speakers sharing their experiences with setting up web sites.

Pete Siemsen talked about his experience with WebMaker, a program that converts FrameMaker documents into HTML. It's cheap (99$), it converts everything, and it does a better job than similar programs, including the one built into FrameMaker. Using it, you can make high quality printed documents, with tables of contents, indexes, figures, cross-references, etc., and have the same information appear on the World Wide Web. FrameMaker users can create decent Web pages without having to learn HTML.

He discussed how the program works, how it evolved, some known bugs, and the ramifications of using it as a documentation standard. He showed printed copies of the NCAR network group's book, authored using the system. He also showed how the equivalent Web pages produced by WebMaker look. Pete Siemsen is a Network Engineer at NCAR.

Bryan Buus described his experiences in getting together a successful web server running Netscape's Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). He described the key application process and the installation process for both the Netscape Commerce server and the Apache SSL server. He described how to contact Verisign to get your own certificate and what to expect from the process.

Bryan Buus is the Manager of Web Services at XOR Network Engineering in Boulder Colorado, where he manages and develops their Web hosting product, aXXess(tm). He regularly instructs classes about managing Web services for companies such as CERFnet and Hewlett Packard's PSO division. Before coming to XOR, Bryan kickstarted O'Reilly & Associate's online efforts in 1992. He received his Master's degree from Boston University in Computer Science, specializing in Internet information services. He is a coauthor of Managing Internet Information Services, published by O'Reilly and Associates.

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