Internet Server

Administrator's Guide

Version 5.7



© 1992-98 Spider Island Software,





Server Information

Setting Up TeleFinder

Customizing the BBS

Web Serving

Active Page Scripting



Client Information

TeleFinder User for Macintosh

TeleFinder User for Windows

Terminal Interface


Additional Information

Trouble Shooting




This manual, and the programs described in it, are copyright © 1988-97, Spider Island Software, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Neither the guide, nor the software described within it may be copied in whole or in part without the express written consent of Spider Island Software, except in the normal use of the software by the owner to make "working copies" for the purchaser's own use as described in this manual. Some portions are copyright © 1987, by Hunter and Associates.

Software by Rusty Tucker, Chris Silverberg, Jim White, and Bart Zandbergen.

Technical writing and editing by Sharon Phillips.

Package design and Spider Island "Mander" logon by Drew Dougherty.

The ZMODEM file transfer protocol was adapted from a public domain program by Chuck Forsberg. The XMODEM file transfer protocol was adapted from a public domain program by Ward Christiansen.

TeleFinder, User Manager, Spider Island and the Spider Island logo, and the TeleFinder/User icon are trademarks of Spider Island Software.

Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Finder, MultiFinder, LaserWriter, ImageWriter and the Apple Logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Incorporated. Hayes, Hayes Smartmodem, and V-Series are trademarks of Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc. Microcom Networking Protocol (MNP) is a trademark of Microcom, Incorporated. Trailblazer, Trailblazer Plus, and T2500 are trademarks of Telebit Incorporated. MacWrite is a trademark of Claris, Incorporated. WebStar and WebStar API are trademarks of Quarterdeck Corporaion. Excel and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft, Corporation. CompuServe is a trademark of CompuServe, Incorporated. SuperPaint is a trademark of Silicon Beach Software, Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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Tel: (901) 759-1543 - 9-6 Central Time

Fax: (928) 441-6937

Customers outside the U.S.: you may also call your local distributor or dealer.

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Spider Island Software does not make any warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the software described in this manual, its quality, performance, or fitness for any particular purpose. As a result the software is sold "as is": the purchaser assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance.

In no event will Spider Island Software be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software or manual, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In par they shall have no liability for any programs used with Spider Island Software products, including the costs of recovering or reproducing these programs or data.

The warranty and remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all others, oral or written, express or implied. No Spider Island Software dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have others that vary from state to state.

Apple Computer, Inc. ( "Apple" ) makes no warranties, express or implied of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, regarding the Apple Software. Apple does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations regarding the use of the Apple Software in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, currentness or otherwise. The entire risk as to the performance of the Apple Software is assumed by you. The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted by some states. The above exclusion may not apply to you.

In no event will Apple, its Directors, Officers, Employees or Agents be liable to you for any consequential, incidental or indirect damages (including damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, and the like) arising out the use of, or inability to use, the Apple Software even if Apple has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some States do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you.


Copyright Notice and User License

This manual and the software ( computer programs ) described in it are copyrighted by Spider Island Software, with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this manual or the programs may not be copied, in whole or part, without the written consent of Spider Island Software, except in the normal use of the software or to make a backup copy. This exception does not allow copies to be made for others whether or not sold, but all of the material purchased ( with all backup copies ) may be sold, given to, or loaned to another person. Under the law, copying includes translating into another language or format.

You may use the software on any computer owned by you, but extra copies cannot be made for this purpose. For some products, a multi-use license may be purchased to allow the software to be used on more than one computer owned by the purchaser, including a shared-disk system.

Information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on the part of Spider Island Software. The software described in this document is furnished under a license or non-disclosure agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of those agreements. It is against the law to copy TeleFinder on tape, disk, or any other medium for any purpose other than the purchaser's personal use.


TeleFinder/User Multiuser license

Spider Island Software grants you a non-exclusive license to use the client software programs (TeleFinder/User for Macintosh and TeleFinder/User for Windows ) according to the terms set forth below.



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