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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 1:41:11 PM

I appreciate the offer to beta test... but its really more a matter of me getting it ready..

I have a lot done.. but a lot of things are hard coded to only work on my machine and some things have not been sorted out. Giving it to someone else to test would be a waste of time at this point as I they probably couldn’t even run it.

Lately the reason this project has fallen behind has all to do with my main webserver where I collocate.

1st it got compromised (we think by certain competitors who are always up to no good)... then windows 2003 server which I decided to go with on the new server gave me random problems... then the Cisco hardware firewall was acting up and making the sites run slow....then SQL server attacks on port 1433 from Korea when I took the firewall down....and as of the last few days I think the server just needs a new power supply. I swear for the last 2 months I have spent more time administrating my servers than working on code. Yesterday it was locking up every 30 minutes. There have been a lot of days like that and it takes up all my time until I get it situated.  Especially since its over 100 miles to the collocation center. The APC unit I installed that allows me to remotely cut the power to hard reboot is a life saver.

Fun... I tell ya... and expensive.. (hardware, software, lost sales, and time) I am pretty much completely broke at the moment. It has been a very expensive few months.

But I like running my own servers... I run dns servers, email servers, sql servers, web servers.. I do it all. It's keeps me in touch with the latest software/hardware. Regardless , my servers ran well for years and they will again.


anyway.. hopefully I can actually get a new version of the photo gallery out before the month is over. It will probably be the last classic asp version. The version after that will most likely be ASP.net.

cwilliams38295.6248032407,

You can mix and match banner calling methods all you want.
Try it and see what happens.

However, the only method that is going to work on non ".asp" pages is the javascript or the new iframe method listed in the support forums.

 

cwilliams38209.532349537,



What about browser caching ? It can happen easily especially if you update pictures over one another.

emtpy out the temp files of ie (take a while usually).. close all ie windows and go back..

Otherwise I need detailed info on the problem. What you told me is not enough to troubleshoot. There are so many factors like what image  image rezie component you are using, the size of the pictures before conversion, server resources, what your doing regarding 3 albums.... etc etc

I have imported 100 pics at a time into an album on a fast server with no issues. Thats using any of the image resizing components.

If an album is new what your describing should never happen. Again, it think what your seeing is browser caching playing tricks on you. We have anticaching things in place so thumbnails never do that but not for the large images.

cwilliams38235.5737615741,

I will actually explain how to set access_levels and/or groups...

in "users/add_new_account.asp"

carefully edit with a text editor
find this part
 
CmdAddUser.Fields("Access_Level") = "4"
 
that is where the acess level gets set...
you can change the level or remove that line all together if you dont want one set
 
now for groups you would add this line in the same area
 
CmdAddUser.Fields("Groups") = "*3*"
 
or
 
CmdAddUser.Fields("Groups") = "*1*,*2*,*3*"

Groups access for a user is stored in one field in the database like you see above. If you are confused what you should be saving in that field I suggest simply setting a user to whatever groups you want via the admin area and then looking in the database to see what got saved in that field. It's pretty simple really how they are stored.

*1*,*5*,*9*

that user would be a member of groups 1,5, and 9
, I do not what see what this has to do with anything I sell ?

Those errors are all related to pages that have nothing to do with my ASP applications and code.,

I think I've got it to work somewhat.  I modified the 2checkout1 & 2 asp file to use and pass Product_id.  It now identifies the product correctly.  I'm good fo now. Thanks for the info though.

-Jason

,

I think its great to share a mod.

I will have  few with the new album.

,

Adding Support For ServerObjects ASPMail

ASPProtect as you know does not support ServerObjects ASPMail component by default.

Here are directions to make it work.

In the ASPProtect admin settings area simply pretend as if you are using the softartisans sasmtp mailer component.
ASPMail and that sasmtp component share the same properties… and the code used for them is nearly identical.

So search through the code for any place where email is sent and simply change

Set Mailer = Server.CreateObject("SoftArtisans.SMTPMail")

To

Set Mailer = Server.CreateObject("SMTPsvg.Mailer")

It is about 4 places. They are not too hard to find.

That’s the easy way to get all the emailing functions working with ASPMail

cwilliams38419.7864351852,

Hi all

User activity screen shows history of logged-in users.

Is it possible to view only those users that are currently logged in ? not the all users that have logged in previously

thanks in advance

 

, I would like to have the ability to give a user 1 album with the default # of photos in it.

Is the best way to implement this to just add in an album creation routine during the sigup/registration process and turn off the ability to create a new album?  Or is a user setting prebuilt into the system for this?
, Thanks for the information. We added the name manually instead of using the App_Name variable.,

yeah.. I cant say for sure.. as I have never really tried to get it working in xp pro.

Last time I actually used cdonts locally was on a 2000 box

I would do a google search on xp pro, smtp service, and cdonts and let us know what you find out.

All of our apps can use free 3rd part emailing components as well so maybe try some of those. Course you need a valid email server to connect to.

 

, well, ultimately it comes down to this and this is stated in the footer of every page in the cjwsoft family of websites.

"In some cases in order to receive proper tech support your application will be need to be installed on a live professionaly setup server on the Internet. We simply cannot troubleshoot all issues when the application is only installed on your local machine."

and if you have some sort of weird timeout going on on your local machine and cant even give me a detailed error message there is just no way I can possibly troubleshoot it... I told you what to check and thats really all I can do... all my applications run on XP. As a matter of fact I do all my development on XP boxes.

It could be any numbers of things... odbc drivers, versions of vbscript... other software on the pc interfering such as antivirus script blockers like norton... all sorts of issues can pop up on personal machines running xp

If you put this up on a live professionally setup web server I can help you. On your local machine there is only so much I can suggest. ,

the sql databse is the same.. the sql script is the same for any version

as the site says they are essentially the same app with very minor changes... if you are trying to share the same sql database with both it's not gonna happen because the table names are the same

truthfully:
that app runs nealry as well with msaccess as it does with sql so I wouldnt get too excited about running it withe sql. You will not see any benefits unless you have a ton of simultaneus (sp) users.

cwilliams38312.1125115741,

well, so far one other guy found one..

his, was some sort of weird character that was causing a line break or something though in my testing I just couldnt figure out what was going on

now for me to reproduce any error someone find with a password I need to know the key used and the password used

which make it real hard to troubleshoot

, [QUOTE=sdunham]

My hosting company uses ASPEMAIL - and I am trying to setup the mailing settings on ASPPROTECT - but cant seem to get it to work.   I've tried many different options - here are two that are the closest - but have issues:

1. If I use the settings:

email component: aspemail

Mail remote server: my internal server name

*no smtp authentication

email mail notification - my email address on my internal server

***I get the following results:

       I can get get notified when a new user logs in, email a user from aspprotect user screen if they are in my company and have a valid email -- but I can not send to the outside world - I get an relay prohibited error.

2. If i try to change the setting to use the Hosting Website email server - I get the following results:  I dont get notified when a new user registers, I cant send to internal company people - but I can send to the outside world.

**any suggestions on what to do? I'm trying to work with the people who manage the mail servers - but since I dont know anything about them - its a bit difficult.

 

[/QUOTE]

The relay error is because when you send emails outside your email domain smtp authentication is required.

I suggest trying to use CDOSYS with the smtp authentication option. CDOSYS is on all servers by default and is really the way to go. Use a real email account and password to send the emails through the server.  Be sure to check smtp authentication for cdosys and to specify all that info for your email account and password in the settings screen.

If you want to know about CDOSYS read my article.
http://www.powerasp.com/content/new/sending_email_cdosys.asp

, Yup, thats the problem I was having. I can get it to work if I don't do through the dl stream, but otherwise it prompts to save or open it instead of loading it in the browser.

I did read the change on making the content public instead of private so I think that will work for know...
, Well my hosting company has finally gotten back with me, so I'm having them troubleshoot the webserver to see what might be eating up those resources.  So I'm in a holding pattern on this for right now.,

  Much thanks, the duplicate incl's I spaced on and should have caught.  The hidden form variable was a key issue.  Thanks for the syntax and the help.  Now I get this page together. j  As a note - I got faster results by dropping my timeout to 3 minutes temporarily while progging and cleared browser cache between tests.  Thanks again.

,

Where is the system getting the random user name and password, and why does it keep selecting the same user name and password every time?

 

,

 

I am successfully using ASP protect on our site. I have one question:

The file Check_user_inc.asp looks a bit bland as I can't seem to use the sites Dreamweaver template. If I apply a template to this page, it is duplicated on other pages with this template.

How can I apply a template to this page?

Thanks

Clark

 

 

,

Sounds cool.. post info when you get it sorted out

thx

hopefully someday I'll get the new version finished.. I just never seem to have time. Lately ASPProtect takes up all my time and now aspclassifieds seems to be in need of a new version more so than asp photo gallery

 

, Thanks dude, I'll figure it out.  I've been ripping apart pieces of the code to get it.  I'm in the process of pulling some things out to make functions that do specific tasks based on your code.  I actually had a lot of luck yesterday with it. ,

Is there any way to make the ads in ASPClassifieds end on a day of the week. I would like all of my ads to end on Sunday night and was wondering if there was a way to automatically do that in the database??

 

Thanks

 

Dave

 

 

,

OK, I figured out the problem.  Not running ASP becasue the pages are not saved as ASP but rather HTM... OK so I am smart like a tractor but strong like an ox.

cwilliams38229.9128819444,

I just purchased the software and it looks great however, I have been fighting for 4 hours trying to get a protected page to do what it is supposed to.

I was trying the examples you provided and they worked fine, then I would use the code at the top of my pages with no luck.

When I installed the software, I used an FTP package as I have found lately that anything with a database gets all messed up when I publish with FP.

On a whim, I took the page I was publishing in FP and published the same page with my FTP program.  It worked!  What I can't figure out is what FP does to the files to screw them up so they won't function.  Is there a setting in FP that I have to change to get it to work?  The files look the same, but they are different sizes when I overwrite them with FTP.

Any ideas?  I don't want to have to publish my entire site with FTP as it is a FP template site.

Thanks,

Dave

,

I finally spoke with someone who knew what I was asking for and they set the rights and all is fine.

Thanks for your help. Wish all business' had customer support like here

,

I installed the ASPProtect.NET project no problem.  I am using VS.NET 2003 on Windows XP SP2 (and fully patched).  I am able to build the project successfully, however I cannot debug the project.  I get an error "Unable to start debugging on the web server. The project is not configured to be debugged."  The web app runs fine just browsing to it.

I know this is an isolated problem particular to this project.  I have MANY other .NET projects that I can debug without any problems.  I have tried going into IIS and turn on the debugging for server-side script debugging and making sure my IIS application setting were configured correctly.

Can anyone shed any light on this at all?  Christopher, is there any reason I should not be able to debug this?  (i.e. the aspprotectlicense.dll)

Thanks,

K

, thanks!,

Hi

I downloaded the .chm format installation documentation but when I open it I get the index but can't see any of the pages so am a bit stuck.

, I am not talking about image resizing. I need to know if it is possible to limit the upload to images where their height or width is less than 500 PIX. ,

Here is what I have in settings.

ServerSoftware Microsoft-IIS/6.0
ServerName www.107threnegades.com
ServerProtocol HTTP/1.1
PathInfo /gallery/gallery_admin
PathTranslated d:\hosting\arisky1\gallery\gallery_admin
FILE SYSTEM OBJECT Installed
ADODB (ActiveX Data Object) Version: 1.2 Installed  
CDONTS Version: 2.80 Installed  
SMTPMail Not Installed  
JMail Not Installed  
AspEmail Not Installed  
AspMail Not Installed  
SAFILEUP Not Installed  
Dundas Upload Not Installed  
ASPImage Not Installed  
AspJpeg Version: 1.4.0.1 Installed  
ImgWriter Not Installed  
Script Engine
Type VBScript
Version 5.6
Build 8515

I do not even see ASPUpload listed but when I run the test_asp_components.asp from the extras/more_component_info folder, it shows that it is installed.

67 Upload
Installed
Persits - ASPUpload
68 Image
Installed
Persits - AspJpeg

 

, Oh also, I tried to run the asp on my machine (win XP) and unless I'm missing something fairly obvious, I cannot get it to run correctly...when previewing it, I see all the code instead of what I should be seeing.,

you do not run "check_user_inc.asp" by itself

Pages you protect include that file at the top.. when they someone goes  to a protected page if not logged in a user then sees a login prompt..

after loggin in they see that same page as normal

its an automated process..

now, that being said if you really want to you a specify a page to be redirected to after the 1st login when you edit a users info. You can also redirect anyone anywhere like using a simple ASP redirect statement in your code.

Personally I feel that redirecting people all over the place is poor site design. ASP is all about dynamic code and ASPProtect is all about dynamically tailoring pages to the current logged in users... so why redirect people all over the place.. it justs complicates things because you still need to password protect the places you send them to.... which means twice the work and twice the confusion.


Also, here is a Version 6 thread about redirecting manually that still applies to version 7.

http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/moreinfo17-1.htm

 

,

The parent paths things really should not be an issue.

This is an article from the troubleshooting section of the documentation that takes care of it all very easily.

http://support.cjwsoft.com/code/moreinfo162-1.htm


As for a good host that knows ASP and does not mess around when you ask for something. I always recommened www.alentus.com

 

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sure, there are reasons AOL would block the email.. it might think it is spam or it might not like the fact that fact that a cdonts generated email has no MX records because it can not..

for more on MX records read my CDOSYS article
http://www.powerasp.com/content/new/sending_email_cdosys.asp


as far as the emails not being sent because notifications are off. I was not aware of that and will try to look into it.. Version 6 is no longer worked on but if I can find the time I will check that out

 

, site looks fine in ie and also firefox from a windows machine..

I dont have a mac and I have not heard of that browser before

Sounds like an issue with the way that browser handles and puts together html/flash in relation to the layout of your site which is fairly complex

less likely - could also be related to computer processor/resources as that is a decent sized flash file and could bog down certain machines on the client level.. internet connection as well ?

those are my guesses.. I dont see anything wrong from windows xp web browsing from a fast machine and on broadband.. looks pretty nice actually ,

Chris,

I have had a couple of users log out of the system as they are supposed to, move to another computer and not be allowed to login because of "they are currently logged in using another IP address" when in fact they logged off properly.  Is there anything that they should be doing differently?

Thanks,

Jess

,

when I go to that url is seems fairly fast and somewhat normal.. even when I try to log in it pops right back up asking for login info again..

I would check to make sure you are not running anything that might be effecting your web browsing.. software firewalls.. ad blockers.. script blockers... norton internet security.. zone alarm... anything like that

they can all effect a lot of things regarding how web browsers act.

, So do I just replace the four folders that came with aspprotect with the four (in my case domain directory) folders in the patch or just move the files?,


Timecard Entry: 3/25/2006 1:41:11 PM

looked over Agency Ideas project, and am deciding what steps to take next, and how to do them, Reimburse, etc., Lunch, Vacation, misc, Madison, WI Training, Costguard training, Produced and emailed to Crispen, 4 slides each for Soft Marine, Auto, Publication, Vendor, Calendar, Listings and Router for Power Point presentations and print. , billing calls, met with Howard briefly to let him know how things were laid out down in Syracuse, read and sent emails, checked on network why thier was some slow responses of servers. , sPOKE TO THE TRANSATLANTIC yELLOW pages woman- set up appointment for thursday with her, answered tech related calls. checked rad log, online issues, and ask a question emails., check and reply to e-mail: return phone calls, continue work on GiSCO/CREG T1, meeting with ef and fc to review mbo evaluation., email, Sent e-mail to Jim Crowley and Sithe Energies with order information, prepared their paperwork for work order, backed up my laptop, redesigned Renzi bros. proposal, Active reports research and coding samples, *TaskForce - Spider Interface Development, Colligo.net Development, Malone Telegram , Installed win 2000 server, sql, emerald, icq, and dhcp server on Darryl's computer., general tech support, phones radlog online issues slow, *TaskForce: Exchange 2000 Research and Development, Working on finding and correcting the dpec link on the homepage, fixed JavaScript rollover problems on Senator Jim Wright page for Tom (senatorjimwright.com), Draft Governing Board consent for Broadview Networks; review letter; Telergy contract, approved timecards,

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