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Old 09-20-2005, 07:46 PM   #1
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How do I setup an Intranet?


I am a teacher at a school and I would like to create an Intranet for the teachers. This is a bit broad, but how could I do this? I am using a Mac 10.4.2 Everyone logs in to our network with username and password. Could I use Dreamweaver to make the site? Then how do the users connect to it? Please keep'er simple.

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Old 09-20-2005, 08:02 PM   #2
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The simplest type of Intranet would be just create your website using Dreamweaver or any other html application. Then just save it localy on your hard disk... An intranet is just the same as a regular internet site but it is not published, nor does it have a domain name. \

Once you create the site just have people on your network link directly to your index.html file from your hard drive. It will look and act exactly like a regular internet site.

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Old 09-20-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Ok, I can do the website using DW, but I don't get how they can point to it. I see what you are saying with the rest but I don't know what to type in their browser.

http://myintranet/index.htm?

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Old 09-20-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
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Originally posted by coopns
Ok, I can do the website using DW, but I don't get how they can point to it. I see what you are saying with the rest but I don't know what to type in their browser.

http://myintranet/index.htm?

Thanks.
You would just use folder name on your hard drive... if your index.html is located in folder "myintranet" you just link to the file itself.

for example if I created an internet site on my HD and kept all the files under /home/mysite I would link to it in the browser using:

file:///home/mysite/index.html

you will have to adjust how your mac addresses folders as the example if for my linux folders.

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Old 09-21-2005, 12:08 AM   #5
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While you could use a shared folder and use file:/// links to host a pseudo-website on your own machine, there are a number of problems with this:

a) It's not a http server and won't have http server benefits
b) It will only be available to other users when your machine is switched on
c) If your network uses DHCP and your machine doesn't have a netbios name, other users may have trouble finding it by its ever-changing IP address

Does the school run any servers? Almost definitely they do if you need to log on to the network. Ask the admins to install Apache on a server for you and give you access to upload files (through ftp or a share on the server). If they are unwilling to do this, see if there is an old Pentium sitting around somewhere on which you could install Linux and Apache, and ask them to install it in the server room.
 
Old 01-19-2006, 10:35 AM   #6
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Is there a good tutorial anywhere on setting up a Linux intranet server? Or is it just a matter of enabling apache?
 
  


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