A couple of weeks ago you asked about the code for the interactive
directory (white pages) on the web. Since the request, and my offer
was made on AFRIK-IT, this is being posted there too. You will find it
There are four files in the above archive, which is all you need to
a) enable people to enter themselves in the directory;
b) make the directory searchable by keyword.
You can extract them by typing
tar -xvf whitepages.tar
The stuff will work if your web server has awk (gnu version
preferably), and a C++ compiler, and a friendly sysadmin who will
allow you to run cgi's from the server.
Unfortunately, I had never thought about releasing it, so the code is
not documented at all and quite messy at parts, but if you view the
source of the white pages
you should get an idea of how it works. Good luck! I will be putting
out a much cleaner version, with platform independent scripts only (no
more C++) and some documentation soon.
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 11:11:44 -0500 (EST)
> Just a minute ago finished talking with the owner of one of the servers
> here about code required for a searchable white pages. Your white pages
> does exactly what I want to do, and I wonder if you would be willing to
> send me the code.
> It could ge sent as uuencoded zip or MIME.
> Thank you very much for the pointer to the valuable white pages, and
> for the offer of your code for it.
> Haines Brown ([log in to unmask])