Let me say first off that I am new to running a WWW server, and
am still experimenting. That said, here's my problem:
I recently installed NCSA httpd 1.4.2 on our RS/6000 (model 41T)
running AIX 3.2.5. I used the binary that I downloaded from NCSA. It
works OK (at least as far as I've gone with it) except that long html
documents seem to get scrambled when browsing/viewing them. As I scroll
down a ways the page stops showing what is really in the html doc, and
instead shows earlier parts of the same doc. That is, the top of the
page (or parts of the top of the page, or parts of the middle of the
page) appear *again* at the bottom of the page, and the real bottom of
the page never appears.
These docs really aren't all that long -- problems have occurred
with docs only 5K in size, and not very complex. At first I thought it
was just bad html writing on my part, but then I saw it do essentially
the same thing with a 24K gif image. In this case the bottom 1/8 of the
image was cut off, and the netx-to-last 1/8 of the image right above was
repeated in its place, like this:
Using smaller documents (html or gifs) works without a problem.
I doubt the problem is on the broswer side, since I can view big docs
and images from other servers without any problems. I've checked the
docs on our server with three browsers (MS-Win Netscape, Unix Netscape,
and Unix Mosaic) and all the problems are the same.
Interestingly, when I View|Source using the Netscape browsers I
get html code that corresponds to what is on the screen, which is *not*
what is in the actual html file.
I suspect this is either a bug in the server (unlikely), or I
need to give the httpd more resources (like paging space or something).
Or it could be something else entirely. For the most part I left the
configuration the way NCSA recommends.
Thanks in advance for any clues on this problem. Responses to