Iowa State University

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Simpler URLs

This news item expired April 2, 2005. It may contain out-of-date information.
The challenge: Simplify URLs for Iowa State personal websites. The solution: Simplified URLs for personal websites, lockers (aka filesystems), and cgi scripts. You can now do URLs in these forms: netid.public.iastate.edu lockername.public.iastate.edu The old naming conventions will still work so you don't have to convert or change anything. The new convention also allows scripts to be run using URLs of the form: netid.public.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/cginame lockername.public.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/cginame To take advantage of the simpler naming convention, locker names can only use the letters a-z and numbers 0-9. At present, class locker names have special characters in them, which prevents the simpler URL naming convention from working with them. If you have questions, contact the Solution Center, , 515-296-6000, 195 Durham Center.