April 7th, 2002, 10:19 AM
chatroom help for beginer
trying to figure out how to install a java chatroom on our server and have 0 java experience so its proving to be a little difficult. I found a java chatroom here....
and followed its instructions on how to install but no joy, bascially can anyone recommend a tutorial for complete beginers on this, not on how to learn java but just enough to be able to install a chatroom, or a site that has a free chatroom and help on how to install it, or could someone help me out with installing the chatroom i have mentioned above?
thanks in advance
April 7th, 2002, 02:53 PM
April 8th, 2002, 08:42 AM
>Ok, it shouldn't be difficult,
ha i like your sense of humour!!
>but you should tell us what server do you use
thats easy Sun Cobalt Serve
>where did you put the files
i put them in a personal folder i.e.
i was'nt sure if they were to go in the cgi-bin or something like that?
>and what errors did you get.
this is what i get straight away....
>Method Not Allowed
>The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL >/~garrett/chat/chatconf.txt.
if you want to look at the files go to...
>You can also check a short but interesting article at >http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=4819
reading it now!!
Sun Cobalt Serve
April 8th, 2002, 09:30 AM
I was a bit optimistic, as usual
I meant what http server/servlet engine you use, I assume it's Apache+Tomcat on Linux, so you have to put the servlets in a specific directory /webapps/root/web-inf/classes, it's something like the cgi directory, only for servlets instead of cgi scripts,
and the config file should be in the root directory.
You should check with the hosting company about the settings.
After looking at zendco from netcraft, I'm not shure it you have servlet/jsp support:
But, having php and perl you can find good chat systems for them.
April 8th, 2002, 10:13 AM
>After looking at zendco from netcraft, I'm not shure it you have servlet/jsp >support:
yep its confusing on their site it says that servlet/jsp support can only be for administrators and then written below it, it says the name of our subscription as if that means other subscriptions can't have it but ours can, anyway this is all in french (www.amen.fr) so it could be my weird translation but i think we dont have java capability as well.
>But, having php and perl you can find good chat systems for them.
well i have one in php and i could code one myself in php as its a strong point so no problem there, but they dont tend to be as reliable what with the page refreshing every say 30 secs and sometimes it just goes weird and does'nt render, anyway i think i'll end up doing it in php
out of curiousity if we did have java capability where would the folder be? is there a usual place like the cgi-bin has at the root ie http://www.zendco.com/cgi/
thanks for your advice!
April 9th, 2002, 02:52 PM
>where would the folder be?
I've already answered, in a general way, since I don't know the directory layout of your server.
April 9th, 2002, 03:30 PM
ah sorry my fault for speed reading!!
thanks for your help!