nginx + Frontpage extensions

Christopher caldcv at
Wed Mar 9 21:32:18 MSK 2011

Yeah. I'm trying to migrate her over to Wordpress but she has 7000+ HTML 
pages. It's like an online encyclopedia she is running. I was going to 
put her on one of mine that could handle her traffic but she made the 
offer to purchase her own VPS so this will be fine.

I keep telling her Frontpage is EOL but she knows us computer folks can 
think of something.

Maybe I'll put in a bid to copy/paste/reformat her pages over to 
Wordpress.. ;-)

On 03/09/2011 10:13 AM, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
> On 3/9/11 7:47 AM, Christopher wrote:
>> No kind of hack you could think of?
> My guess is that anyone who is still running a site or sites based on
> FrontPage is not running anything high volume. Putting her on a VPS with
> Apache is probably not going to stress your server very much. You might
> remind her that there are no longer any security updates for FrontPage
> as it is way beyond EOL (2006) and she should learn a new way to develop
> her site(s). This may also be a concern for you. I'm not aware of any
> security issues with FrontPage that allow a user to gain access to the
> server itself from the VPS, but that doesn't mean they aren't out there.
> Certainly if there are holes that use your server to send/relay spam
> from your IP that would be bad enough. Again, I'm not really up on that.
> Your alternative to using Apache on a VPS for her is to tell her that
> you can no longer host FrontPage based sites and that she has a choice
> to develop her site(s) using a more modern tool or to find another host.

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