AnyBoard Installation With $fix_top_dir
For IIS Or
a server that does not correctly supply the PATH_INFO
AnyBoard uses the
PATH_INFO environment variable to distinguish different forums. With
a URL such as http://anyboard.net/cgi-bin/anyboard.cgi/netbula/support/?cmd=form,
the PATH_INFO is /netbula/support. Different forums are located at different
directories and have different PATH_INFO. Anyboard relies on this standard
variable to find the location of a forum.
IIS does not correctly
implement the CGI standard to provide the correct PATH_INFO, to get
around this problem, we need to set the $fix_top_dir, $fix_top_url and
$fix_cgi_url variables. Follow these instructions to install AnyBoard
- Set fixed dir
: the top directory of all boards.
suppose we have a server http://foobar.com, whose top web directory
is d:\iis\www, and you want to create boards at d:\iis\www\board1,
$fix_top_dir = "d:/iis/www";
use forward slash / for directory separator.
$fix_top_url = "http://foobar.com", the URL of fix_top_dir.
= "http://foobar.com/cgi-bin/anyboard.cgi", the URL of
anyboard CGI script.
- Set the $no_pathinfo
variable to 1.
- Follow the manual
creation method to create your message board under $fix_top_dir.
Note: You can set
these variables even for standard compliant servers. For instance, if
your site has juste moved, and can be accessed through IP address only,
then you should set the $fix_top_url and $fix_cgi_url variables to use
the IP address.