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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Share Files Over the Web

Leopard's built-in Web server is a slightly modified version of Apache 2.2 (http://httpd.apache.org/). As I discussed in Web, by default, you can use Leopard's Web server as a read-only method of providing Web pages and file downloads.

Turn on Web Sharing as described in Turn on Services, earlier, and then check out the default index.html.en page that you've made available. (There are many index.html files, all of which have a dot-plus-two-letter extension to define the language they are written in; the language set in the browser tells the server which index.html file to feed to the browser.) You can start serving Web pages or downloadable files using the default directories. See "What's shared over the Web" (just ahead) ...

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