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SOHO Networking: A Guide to Installing a Small-Office/Home-Office Network by Pete Moulton

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Web Serving

Web serving brings Internet-style Web site hosting capabilities into the SOHO LAN. Here we're interested in publishing Web sites over the company's internal network—its intranet. These sites are not available to anyone outside the network. In this case a PC host acts as a Web site server that is accessible using any Web browser. A special Internet Information Services (IIS) Windows XP software component is added to Windows PC hosts that permit them to act as a Web site server. While it is possible to set up an internal Web-style site by sharing a folder containing an index.HTM file, the IIS, and other Web server software make the reference to this intranet Web site more general and easier to use. Linux hosts with Apache and Samba ...

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