On Mon, 17 Feb 2003 09:38:53 +1100, "Phil McGuinness"
>Why not use W2k server and not W2K professional as the server ?
Euros, or lack of it<g>
>I have found the ASP as a scripting language on W2k can run out of resources
>from time to time.
>We never found the memory leaks but just dumped it in the end.
>This was one reason we moved to PHP as language.. zero problems.
>snip[ Only a pc reboot can make it work again... ]
>Yes I can relate to that... but mainly after updating the numerous patches
>from Microsoft that keep it running.
I dont mind having to reboot the machine from time to time. What I
dont like is having to reboot to have things working properly
>snip[ It accepts the socket, read the request, process it and then closes
>the socket. This overhead of thread creation and destruction, as well as
>socket opening and closing gives it a very poor performance on a page with a
>lot of graphics for example.]
>True... make sure you are running LOCKDOWN and URL.. these stop a lot of
Are LOCKDOWN and URL something to configure on the server?
Quote:>attempts at buffer over runs by malicious packets which also manipulate the
>packets and buffers.. What happens is a malformed packet will instead being
>discarded by W2K will allocate a buffer and request the packet again or wait
>for the next ajoinging packet. If you received enough packets then you will
>run out of buffers and get a buffer overrun and in the past this has allowed
>and external users to get control of the machine. Essential a lot of the
>patches over this year relate to this and other issues with hackers etc.
Yes, I know. I am now trying to overflow my VO TCP buffers and
identified some ways to crash the server application. What I did not
manage to do is to make it execute the injected code on the server,
but a decent hacker would probably do it.
>snip[ Has anyone done this before and noticed a significant improvement on
>Use the Server version.
>> Hi all,
>> I need to build a small web site on my premisses to serve documents,
>> patches and a chat service to some of my customers. The chat service
>> has a TCP Server app running on an old 486 with 24Mb and the client is
>> embedded on my application - running fine...
>> Now for the web server I've played around with the IIS that is bundled
>> with W2K prof and until now I've found it very unreliable - sometimes
>> it stops working for no aparent reason and leaves the listening socket
>> blocked. Only a pc reboot can make it work again...
>> I am now turning to the www server from sabo and at least I can see it
>> running and understand why it sometime fails, and I could integrate
>> with the rest of my VO applications ...