putting a file to a web server

andu undo at cloud9.net
Mon Dec 10 20:50:01 EST 2001

Chipp Walters wrote:
> Andu
> My understanding of this is:
> IIS and other servers don't support the PUT feature. They support POST and
> GET, but custom headers are typically written to tell the server what MIME
> type etc.. FTP gets around this and is easier to use but less secure.
> Currently, RR uses the PUT mode of sending files via http to servers.
> I'm talking about some things I don't fully understand, but this is how it
> was explained to me. I tried the put command and the server couldn't
> recognize nor do anything with it.

Few web servers actually support PUT and the security level is minimal
(password is base64 encoded) so I wouldn't worry too much just for
website updating. Use FTP and you should have no problem.

Try put url  ...file into url "ftp://user:password@ftp.host.com/file".

> -Chipp

 Regards, Andu

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