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Hello from New Server... Durable Link to this BLOG
"Are you charmed yet ?"

Yes. The picture you saw in this Sunday's supplement of Vijay Karnataka Secure Site - Requires Login is me! Thanks to everyone who've sent a note.

It is a wonderful portrait photographed by my dad when I was about six years old.

Update on Server Migration

Note to my secretary:

Please File This Entry under Amateur Webmaster section, so customers who are leaving Readyhosting because their apps are not compatible with the new ReadyHosting platform can "fix" their apps.

Send notice to all the Kamats who had requested email accounts. They will be gone!!!

Server Migration Pains -- the Detailed Version

The "Disallowed Path Characters" Error. This is happening because IIS6.0 disallows some features that IIS5.0 supported.

Solution: I changed relative paths to virtual paths.


If you have

include file=../library.asp
change to
include virtual=/library/library.asp

Same problem occurs if you have something like

you have to find an alternate way to compute the file path.

MSDN Knowledgebase Entry on this Problem. If this was such a security risk, why provide a way to workaround so the security hole still prevails?! I don't get Microsoft decision makers. (shakes head in disgust).

Our system implements what we call "proximity computation" by which a content item looks at its physical location to make sense of its relevance; it looks at its parent folder and sibling folders, which is exactly not allowed by this security enhancement. Now I have to disable it...

I had to move some 14,000 files. Never want to do it again. In the middle of it, my Windows crashed, and since I didn't know how many filed had been transferred, I had to try them again. Microsoft, when are we going to get the Linux's tar Unix's tar command in Windows that I can pipe to? Just ridiculing Linux is not enough guys, you've got to solve my problems.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Monday, May 22, 2006
Last Modified: 5/22/2006 10:25:59 PM

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