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Windows Installation

Installation Instructions:

  1. Create a directory in you CGI bin (hereafter: the CGI directory)
  2. Download the file
  3. Unzip the archive, place the contents in the CGI directory
  4. Select an area in your HTML directory. Move the folder "achat" there (renaming it if necessary). The "achat" folder is now your HTML directory.
  5. You will need to set permissions on these directories; In all cases, permission needs to be given to the web-browser client. The easiest way to do this is to set the permissions universally.
    You will need to give the browser read, write and execute permission to the CGI directory, and to both it's sub-directories, "msgs" and "users". You will also need to give the browser read, write and execute permissions to the HTML directory "achat", and it's sub-directory "tran".
  6. Open the file admin.settings (in the CGI directory) using the text editor of you choice. You will need to change the three lines at the top to reflect your server. I.e., the lines

    should be changed to reflect the new directories and URLs to those directories.
    Important: Note the use of the "/" character to separate directories, rather than the "\" character.
    Important: URLs and directories should end in a trailing "/". No other lines in the admin.settings file should be changed.
  7. You may now access the chat through your browser. It should be located at:
    http://yourdomain/cgi-bin/achat/ (where http://yourdomain/cgi-bin/achat/ is the URL to the CGI directory)
    You may also access the Administrative Interface at:
    It is recommended you do so immediately, so that you can change the Administrative Password. The default password is "chat".

This information is repeated in the INSTALL_WINDOWS.html file, part of the archive. If you encounter difficulties, check the Administrator's FAQ.

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