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Offline DianneB

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hfs as a web server?
« on: April 25, 2019, 04:20:45 PM »
I am confused!  :o I have been running hfs for years as a web server to allow other computers on the private network to access a weather information page (html) on the weather computer (Windows 7).

A couple of weeks ago the anti-virus software (Trend Micro) quarantined hfs as "spyware". I have since added it to the Exceptions in the anti-virus and reloaded hfs. The anti-virus leaves it alone now, however .....

Since the re-installation, when I go to the bookmark in the browser (Chrome) on another computer, the browser doesn't open the file but DOWLOADS it - which doesn't work at all since there are many other files included in the web page.

I don't know what has changed and why it doesn't work any more. I am no programmer and not a computer expert so I am completely lost.

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Re: hfs as a web server?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2019, 04:37:00 PM »
welcome Dianne,
if you search around this forum you'll find that the "false positives" are common and well known problem.

I don't understand what file is to be "opened" and not "downloaded". What type of file?
I'll anticipate that your problem is probably under Menu > other > open directly in browser

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Re: hfs as a web server?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 05:22:02 PM »
welcome Dianne,
if you search around this forum you'll find that the "false positives" are common and well known problem.

That has been resolved.

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I don't understand what file is to be "opened" and not "downloaded". What type of file?

It is an html file resident on the weather computer.

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I'll anticipate that your problem is probably under Menu > other > open directly in browser

Nothing was changed in  the browsers and all browsers behave the same. The only thing that changed was to re-install hfs.exe The new version is MUCH newer than what I had and behaves differently. The old one had "Easy Mode" and the new one doesn't.

I don't seem to be able to  get hfs to point to the html weather file in a sub-directory on the  weather server - it moves it to the root directory.



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Re: hfs as a web server?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 02:27:05 PM »
I would double check the mime type

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If a av quartines it you can usualy restore the file.

I belive the mimetype became corrupted.
Id recommend a full redownload and restar from hfs.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Basics_of_HTTP/MIME_types/Complete_list_of_MIME_types
« Last Edit: April 27, 2019, 02:32:04 PM by bmartino1 »
I'm only trying to help i mean no offense.
thank you for your time and patience,
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