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:
http://your_machine/cgi-bin/lyris.plThe 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 "clio.lyris.net", and your CGI directory (sometimes called ShellCGI) is /cgi-bin, then you would go to the URL:
http://clio.lyris.net/cgi-bin/lyris.plThis 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:
http://clio.lyris.net/cgi-bin/lyris.bat If you are using the Microsoft IIS server on Windows NT, use the word "scripts" instead of "cgi-bin", as in:
http://clio.lyris.net/scripts/lyris.plIf 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:
http://clio.lyris.net/cgi-shl/lyris.plIf you are using a Netscape server on Windows NT or Unix, it is you who defines the directory to use for ShellCGI programs.