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While playing with Safari, I was disappointed that the promising-sounding "Rendezvous Bookmarks" (in the Bookmarks window) didn't find websites on my local network. Happily, there's no need to wait for updates as Eric Christopher Seidel has whipped up an apache module, mod_rendezvous, that enables this feature. It is distributed as a .pkg and takes about 30 seconds to get running.

[Editor's note: I haven't installed this package yet, but will look at it this weekend. Note that any time you're modifying your Apache installation, you could be compromising your security (although I have no bad reports about this package); the installer automatically backs up your existing httpd.conf, which is a nice touch.]
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Newbie Question
Authored by: Anonymous on Jan 10, '03 11:16:57AM

I haven't messed around wth rendezvous much, so I thought trying this would be a fun start. I installed the plugin, my system now shows up in the Rendezvous bookmarks section, but when I double click it, my browser gets redirected to <hostname>.local which our DNS server doesn't know what to do with.

<hostname> is what's set in the rendezvous secion of my Sharing prefs

Any thoughts? Thanks.



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Newbie Question
Authored by: Ansel_Witty on Jan 10, '03 08:25:07PM

You must have the Webserver Running on your computer. To turn it on, go to: System Preferences: Sharing and turn on Web Sharing. Then when you click on it, thew default Apache Server Files will display... With a little work, you can get your computer running it's very own server... My homepage is actually just this, so check it out...



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Newbie Question
Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 10, '03 08:51:31PM
I've seen similar problems, I'm using squid on a local linux box as a proxy server.

Adding .local to the list of domains to not proxy works, but Safari insists on adding the trailing period if I click on the machine in the Rendezvous menu.

http://imac.local/ works
http://imac.local./ breaks

I think my problem might be due to my local NetInfo setup forwarding the .local names to my linux box for DNS resolution.

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I get this error, any ideas, thankx!
Authored by: janpeeters on Jan 10, '03 01:02:14PM
Hi happy as I was with this goodie I installed it on Mac OS X Server 10.2.3 and now my webserver won't start anymore. The log gives the following errordescription. Any ideas for a workaround, Thankx for a reply, Jan Peeters
Syntax error on line 1432 of /etc/httpd/httpd.conf: Cannot load /Library/WebServer/libexec/httpd/mod_rendezvous.so into server: (reason unknown) /usr/sbin/apachectl start: httpd could not be started

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No problem:
Authored by: holgerw on Jan 10, '03 01:24:18PM

edit your Configfile in Terminal and comment out the 2 "mod_rendevous" lines with leading ##.

Type in your Terminal:

sudo pico /etc/httpd/httpd.conf

(give your admin passwd)
and scroll down or "crtl" w for find "rendevous"

and wait for an new version of the binary....



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No luck
Authored by: janpeeters on Jan 10, '03 03:42:06PM

Hi Holger, thanks for replying. I looked in the file you mentioned but ctrl-w and even searching it manually gave no results. Is there another httpd file that is used by OS X server. I've also looked in httpd_macosxserver.conf but even there no luck. Have you got a clue where to look then

Thanks for your help anyway!!!

Jan Peeters



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Succeeded
Authored by: janpeeters on Jan 10, '03 03:47:01PM

I opened the file in BBEdit, and at last I found it. Sorry! Thankx Jan Peeters



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I get this error, any ideas, thankx!
Authored by: sardu_mac on Jan 10, '03 08:36:31PM
Removing the line from the config (as I see by the other comments, you've done) will cure the error. But as to why you couldn't load it... Have you recompiled apache yourself? If so, see if you've got mod_so support: % /usr/sbin/httpd -l Compiled-in modules: http_core.c mod_so.c If you've got that, the output of /usr/sbin/httpd -V would be the next place to look for reasons.

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I get it too
Authored by: Xeo on Jan 11, '03 05:09:27AM

I'm also trying to run it under OS X Server (Apache 1.3.26). I get the same error as the above person. I guess this doesn't work with OS X Server's installation. I did not compile from source. Nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. httpd -l and httpd -V seem to have correct output but I don't know exactly what I'm looking for.



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