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Whittier Elementary School in Chicago has a Frontier 9 setup on a Macintosh G4 DP.

History: We actually started with Frontier 7 back in January of 2000 running on Mac OS Classic. The cool thing was that it worked straight out of the box on a 8550 Macintosh Server. In those days, we had Frontier serve pictures which after a while took a serious performance hit on the server. In planning for the long haul, we decided that we needed to use enlist the help of the built in Apache server to handle the picture rendering. The idea is to let Frontier do what it does best and let Apache do what it does best, which is rendering digital photos.

What was needed: ( This is only how we did it. )

Server Box : Macintosh G4 Dual Processor Server 2 Static IP address 2 dsn names www2.whittier.cps.k12.il.us static.whittier.cps.k12.il.us 2 ethernet ports We had an additional Ethernet PCI card installed in the computer build. Memory 2 60 Gig Hard Drives Server running Mac OS X v10.2.x

Wanted: Static content served by apache http://static.whittier.cps.k12.il.us/ [pictures gems files]

Dynamic content served by frontier http://www2.whittier.cps.k12.il.us

Used a slight modification of the call at user.callbacks.startUp.portforward to have it handle the forwarding of just one ip to frontier instead of the default of all requests

Set up the prefs at [TBD] for the correct paths


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