On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 02:07:12PM -0400, tedd wrote: > At 1:47 PM -0400 9/12/10, Jason Pruim wrote: > >>On Sep 12, 2010, at 1:33 PM, tedd wrote: > >>So, can I do what I do (i.e., programming) without having a host? > >>Can I install a local server at my clients location and interface > >>all their computers to use the server without them ever being > >>connected to the Internet? > > > >I may not know all the possibilities but the only way I can think of > >to accomplish that would be to have a server setup in their office > >with a bank of modems and have everyone call into the server. > >Basically like an old school internet provider. > > > >If the main server can be secured to your clients liking there are > >ways that it can be on the net and still as safe as possible... But > >obviously not as safe as hard lines being dialed in... > > > >You'ld also have to take into account possibly long distance charges > >if everyone wasn't local... > > Forget modems or other such outside access -- everything would be > done internally with computers and users being physically located > within the office's physical location. > > So, could a server be set up in an office that would run > web-languages such that users in the office could access their server > and run scripts using browsers?
I just think I couldn't possibly be fully understanding what you're asking. But in case I *do* understand it, it would be like this: Set up a switch in the server room and connect everyone to it. Connect the switch to the internal webserver. Give the webserver an internal (non-routable) IP and hostname. Anyone can access it via http://internal_hostname/my_script.php No one outside the LAN can access it, something you can enforce with Apache or with iptables (Linux). I have one of these set up in my house/office. Hope this helps. Paul -- Paul M. Foster -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php