As I understand it, "Map" commands aren't actually necessary (although
everyone seems to use them, and they're a good idea from a security
standpoint). All they do is translate one string into another --
basically, the statement:
Map  /AAA/BBB/*    /CCC/DDD/EEE/*
means "If the browser sends a URL beginning with /AAA/BBB/<followed by
something else>,  convert the URL to /CCC/DDD/EEE/<followed by whatever".
In other words, what it actually accomplishes is to allow the browser to
send a "dummy" address that the server then translates into the real thing.

The main trick to using Net.Data is to remember that it is a special case
of running a CGI program -- namely, the program DB2WWW. All you really
need is the "Exec" command, which tells the server to run programs in the
specified location.

BTW, if you're at all familiar with HTML, I'd recommend skipping Net.Data
and just using CGI programs -- you get more flexiblity, both on the
back-end data side and on the front-end presentation to the browser side,
and in my experience they also run a lot faster. The only advantage of
Net.Data is it's pretty fast to set up. . .


Mike Naughton
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Judd Wire, Inc.
124 Turnpike Road
Turners Falls, MA  01376
413-863-4357 x444 writes:
>With those 2 lines, you can use net data
>Map /cgi-bin/db2www/* /QSYS.LIB/QHTTPSVR.LIB/DB2WWW.PGM/*
>The exec line identify the location of CGI programs
>Denis Robitaille
>Directeur services techniques
>Cascades Inc
>819 363 5187
>fax 819 363 5177

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