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minnapple




msg:362382
 2:04 am on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have inherited a few site that have vti directories.
_vti_cnf
_vti_log
_vit_script
etc . .

I was searching for the raw log file and all of these directories show no documents.

Anyone familiar with these type of directories?
There seems to be a common structure behind these sites.

minnapple

 

rcjordan




msg:362383
 2:14 am on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

I believe there was a site-building program that used vti directories. It's been a while, but it may have been part of the onboard site search/indexing routine. Your comment about "look mostly empty" was what struck me, that's what I remembered about them, too.

Does the site have an onboard search?

eljefe3




msg:362384
 3:01 am on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

I inquired about this a couple of years ago and I thought the host told me it was something to do with front page extensions.

BoneHeadicus




msg:362385
 3:35 am on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Isn't that "the disk eating, no purpose Front Page extension that I really never understood and always deleted anyway."

You can delete them if you want...unless youre using a webbot or something, it's been awhile since I used FP

GWJ




msg:362386
 3:05 pm on Feb 8, 2001 (gmt 0)

Just to take it a little deeper with Bones comment. These are used for any FP "components" or "webbots". If you do not use any of these period it is ok to delete. If you have include pages make sure to use "normal" include statements instead of the "FP include component statement". This goes for FP forms versus "normal" forms. Just investigate thoughly first is what I am trying to say. Yes I made the mistake once.

Brian

Xoc




msg:362387
 6:08 am on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

_vti directories are created by the FrontPage Server Extensions. They are used to maintain meta information about the website. They are necessary if you want to use Microsoft FrontPage or Visual InterDev to manage the site. There are FrontPage server extensions that run on most *nix web servers as well as IIS.

Greg

minnapple




msg:362388
 5:51 pm on Feb 9, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks everyone for solving the mystery.
And please, go away Front Page.

minnapple

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