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How to bring up the Lyris Web Interface
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Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Frequently Asked Questions
Running Lyris
What machine should I buy to run Lyris on?
How to start the Lyris server
How to bring up the Lyris Web Interface
Do you need a Mail Server to Use Lyris on NT?
Forgotten Password
Windows NT vs. Windows 95
Lyris Administration
Web Browsers
Usenet Newsgroups
Other FAQ issues
Mailing List Features
Perl/Lyris Toolkit
Unix Administration
Up & Coming

How to bring up the Lyris Web Interface

The Lyris web interface is the main way you, the administrator, work with Lyris. You will use the web interface to create sites, topics, mailings lists and access all of the functionality in Lyris.

When you install Lyris, a file named README.HTM (the program Icon is titled "Read This First!") is created on your system that includes links to bringing up the Lyris Web Interface on your computer.

If the README.HTM file does not work for you, you may want to consult the directions here.

To use the Lyris web interface, bring up your web browser, and go to the URL:


The exact URL you go to will depend on your machine name, and the name of your CGI directory.

For example, if your machine name is "", and your CGI directory (sometimes called ShellCGI) is /cgi-bin, then you would go to the URL:

This is the URL you should give to others to find the Lyris web interface.

Note: some Web Servers support multiple types of server extensions, and may have several different directories for each different extension type. The Lyris web interface is written in Perl, and uses the Common Gateway Interface (CGI) standard that is the most common standard.

On Windows and OS/2, you can also try the same URL, but with the extensions .EXE, .BAT or .CMD (OS/2 only), as in:

If you are using the Microsoft IIS server on Windows NT, use the word "scripts" instead of "cgi-bin", as in:

If you are using an O'Reilly Web Server on Windows NT or Windows 95, use the word "cgi-shl" instead of "cgi-bin", as in:

If you are using a Netscape server on Windows NT or Unix, it is you who defines the directory to use for ShellCGI programs.

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