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HTTP Server for AS/400 Webmaster's Guide


About IBM HTTP Server Webmaster's Guide (GC41-5434-04)

This book describes the IBM HTTP Server for AS/400 and how you can use it.

IBM HTTP Server is IBM's Web server and is a cross-platform product, existing on multiple operating systems. With IBM HTTP Server, you can serve multimedia objects - such as HyperText Markup Language (HTML) documents - to World Wide Web (WWW, Web) browser clients using AS/400.
Note:When we mention "the server" or "your server" in this book, we mean only the IBM HTTP Server. We always refer to AS/400 as "AS/400."

Information road map

Table 1. Information road map
If you want to do this... Then refer to this...
Learn about IBM HTTP Server AS/400 Information Center
Plan for the server AS/400 Information Center
Set up the server AS/400 Information Center
Starting the server AS/400 Information Center
Use the built-in Configuration and Administration forms to configure your server using a web browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) AS/400 Information Center
Use multiple server instances AS/400 Information Center
Serve Web pages from the integrated file system AS/400 Information Center
Use multiple IP addresses and virtual hosts on your server AS/400 Information Center
Set up a proxy server instance on your server AS/400 Information Center
Use server-side includes with HTML documents and CGI programs AS/400 Information Center
Change or update the directives in the configuration file Using server directives in a configuration file
Configure the national language version of the information that you serve with IBM HTTP Server Languages and Encoding - Bind files with particular extensions
Write programs that use CGI, Server API, Java servlets , and other scripts that can interface with the server IBM HTTP Server Web Programming Guide
Find the latest information and documentation about Java servlets
Add live data to HTML Web pages from databases and programs by using Net.Data
Protect your server from unwanted access Protecting your server
Use security functions to make your communications secure Making your communications secure
Use Secure Sockets Layer to authenticate clients that make secure requests Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
Create and manage digital certificates AS/400 Digital Certificate Manager and AS/400 Information Center
Use AS/400 CL commands with your server Appendix A, AS/400 Commands
Use the QTMHIMAG program Appendix B, Using the HTImage program to process image maps
Perform problem determination procedures Appendix C, Problem analysis
See the latest information on planning and setting up IBM HTTP Server for AS/400
Review information about using Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on AS/400 AS/400 Information Center

Who should read this book

This book is for people who are required to set up, configure, tweak, tune, or otherwise work with IBM HTTP Server. If you have to configure server instances, set up security, change protection, work with Internet users, enable logging, tune performance, or change any server parameters, then you should read this book. Webmasters and Web site administrators should read this book.

We assume that you have basic knowledge about the following topics:

Conventions and terminology used in this book

Boldface Indicates the name of an item you need to select, the name of a field, a string you must enter, or an Internet Protocol (IP) address or Universal Resource Locator (URL) that you must enter.
Italics Indicates book titles or variable information that must be replaced by an actual value.
Bold italics Indicates a new term.
Monospace Indicates an AS/400 command, an example, a portion of a file, or a previously entered value.

AS/400 Operations Navigator

AS/400 Operations Navigator is a powerful graphical interface for Windows clients. With AS/400 Operations Navigator, you can manage and administer your AS/400 systems from your Windows desktop.

You can use Operations Navigator to manage communications, printing, database, security, and other system operations. Operations Navigator includes Management Central for managing multiple AS/400 systems centrally.

This new interface has been designed to make you more productive and is the only user interface to new, advanced features of OS/400. Therefore, IBM recommends that you use AS/400 Operations Navigator, which has online help to guide you. While this interface is being developed, you may still need to use a traditional emulator such as PC5250 to do some of your tasks.

Installing Operations Navigator

To use AS/400 Operations Navigator, you must have Client Access installed on your Windows PC. For help in connecting your Windows PC to your AS/400 system, consult Client Access Express for Windows - Setup, SC41-5507-00.

AS/400 Operations Navigator is a separately installable component of Client Access that contains many subcomponents. If you are installing for the first time and you use the Typical installation option, the following options are installed by default:

To select the subcomponents that you want to install, select the Custom installation option. (After Operations Navigator has been installed, you can add subcomponents by using Client Access Selective Setup.)

  1. Display the list of currently installed subcomponents in the Component Selection window of Custom installation or Selective Setup.

  2. Select AS/400 Operations Navigator.

  3. Select any additional subcomponents that you want to install and continue with Custom installation or Selective Setup.

After you install Client Access, double-click the AS400 Operations Navigator icon on your desktop to access Operations Navigator and create an AS/400 connection.

Prerequisite and related information

Use the AS/400 Information Center as your starting point for looking up AS/400 technical information. You can access the Information Center from the AS/400e Information Center CD-ROM (English version: SK3T-2027) or from one of these Web sites:

The AS/400 Information Center contains important topics such as logical partitioning, clustering, Java, TCP/IP, Web serving, and secured networks. It also contains Internet links to Web sites such as the AS/400 Online Library and the AS/400 Technical Studio. Included in the Information Center is a link that describes at a high level the differences in information between the Information Center and the Online Library.

How to send your comments

Your feedback is important in helping to provide the most accurate and high-quality information. If you have any comments about this book or any other AS/400 documentation, fill out the readers' comment form at the back of this book.

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