Availibility on NT
Pericles S. Nacionales
pnaciona at gis.umn.edu
Thu Jan 20 15:28:55 EST 2000
I've been testing applications on NT MapServer and could say that it runs
quite well . Unfortunately, when creating database joins, mapserv.exe
bombs. There may be more problems but I haven't encountered them. The good
thing about running mapserver on Unix is that you'll know it's stable and
that more people can help you with questions/problems. But if you feel
comfortable with NT... it wouldn't hurt to try.
A few things I noticed about your URL:
1. It's not running as a CGI under a web server. I suggest running a web
server (apache, IIS, or whatever) and put mapserv.exe on the /cgi-bin
2. My experience with the NT mapserver is that you need the type in the
.exe extension, otherwise it won't work. Check
(the URL works but the app is broken at the moment)
3. You probably notice in the URL above the path to the mapfile actually
uses the backward slash. Make sure to use the "\" when accessing local
paths and "/" for the virtual (web) paths.
Hope that helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: <bfischer at usgs.gov>
To: <mapserver-users at lists>
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 10:49 AM
Subject: Availibility on NT
> Hi everyone,
> I am a new user to mapserver. I have a couple of initial questions.
> I have to make a decision about whether to develop my application on NT or
> UNIX. Has anyone ran into any problems using the NT port of mapserver? I
> was also wondering if you have to have the application on the web portion
> of the server or can you just keep it on the file system and use path
> names. Like this
> I tried this on the NT and it did not work. Maybe I am not doing it
> right, but it doesn't seem to like the drive letter in the path.
> any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Brian Fischer
> USGS WRD
> Mounds View, MN
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