creating user ftp accounts under IIS

I couldn’t work out how to set up a unix style user FTP account under IIS, the type where the user is automatically forwarded into an intial users directory when they log in via FTP.

I had a login to IIS manager and an FTP user account which redirected to my user folder as described above, but couldn’t see how the account was set up or managed.

A bit of research showed that as long as the user exists and a folder exists in the domain root of the same name, then an FTP account with redirection to the users home directory will automagically occur..

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up2date failed to contact rhn

I was repeatedly getting an error when my red hat 8.0 box tried to contact the Red Hat Network (RHN). The error was related to the SSL certificate.

Initially, I put it down to the company firewall, but then later checked on the Red Hat site and found this (from

"The certificate used by up2date and rhn_register to communicate with Red Hat Network reached its end of life on August 28th, 2003. Users attempting to connect to Red Hat Network will see SSL connection or certificate verification failures.&quot

There was rpm udates for the up2date package along with instructions on how to install them. Note that I had to change the provided URLS to use HTTP rather than HTTPS to download them.

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Data Missing Error Netscape 4.x

I was testing a form on Netscape 4.x and kept getting the error:-

" This document resulted from a POST operation and has expired from the cache. If you wish you can repost the form data to recreate the
document by pressing the reload button. "

after trawling a few lists I noticed this post mentioning that there might be a problem with the "expires" header.

I then removed from my HTML Meta tags this line:-

<meta http-equiv=”pragma” content=”no-cache” /&gt

and that seemed to fix it – I also changed the expires tag to 15 rather than -1

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