Is it possible to have users connect to my web server (APACHE) and get
an auto-update or auto-install of a software (SmartUpdate style)?
> Claudio Testa
To answer the second part, Netscape's SmartUpdate uses a .jar file to
download a new version of a program. I believe that Netscape also checks
the PGP signature of the archive before doing any installations, so you
probably couldn't use this same mechanism for your own files.
And while you could theoretically write your own Java code that downloads
your own .jar file, it wouldn't work unless you put the user through the
rather tedious (and confusing to someone who doesn't know what all the
terminology means) process of authorizing your applet to perform the
update. Without authorization, Java applets cannot write files to the
local hard drive. This prevents "trojan horses" from installing themselves
and doing harm to the user's machine.
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How can I configure mod_plsql(this one is from Oracle, analogous may
be mod_ows, DBPrism?) to skip some file types and serve them from a
file system (module handler is set on location, not file extension as
there are no defined extensions for PL/SQL web applications!).
Example: mod_plsql handler is set on location /pls:
In database stored procedure's generated HTML page I have an image tag
with relative src URL like "img/picture1.gif"
Because documents base URL is
then the image img/picture1.gif request is parsed by mod_plsql.
How can I configure Apache to serve img/picture1.gif in "normal" way
from some file instead of looking it in database which is default