Python & cgi on win98--tinyweb problems, etc

Bernie bernie at pacific.net.hk
Fri Nov 16 09:55:26 CET 2001


I am using Zope and MySQL on Windows 98.  My machine is P3 400MHz 
notebook with 128MB of ram.  It runs well (I can use Together Community and 
MS Word 2000 with it at the same time).  Except that you have to 
manually shutdown Zope before you turn the machine off.  However, Zope's 
feature for managing dynamic generated web page pays off.

Bernie


Chris Stromberger wrote:
> 
> I'm looking for a solution to this:
> I want to run a personal web server to run python cgi scripts that
> interact with a mysql database on a windows 98 pc that's connected to
> the internet via cable modem.  I would rather avoid all security
> issues and only allow the web server to serve pages to localhost--this
> setup will be for a single user of the pc, no remote users, etc.  Very
> simple.  So, I don't need a fancy web server.  Any advice?
> 
> I have tried apache and it works fine, of course, but I think it's too
> heavyweight for what I want here.
> 
> I found tinyweb on the internet, and it looks promising, but I can't
> get it to run a python cgi script.  It will run a test windows
> executable that I placed in the cgi-bin directory, so it's some
> problem specific to python and tinyweb.  Any clues?  The tinyweb
> documentation is pretty minimal.
> 
> Any other recommendations for small simple web servers for this
> project?
> 
> Many thanks!
> 
> Chris



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