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Anyone know of a good client/server side secure blogger?

7:42 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

I am looking for blogging type software that will allow me to update a journal type HTML page hosted under my domain in such a way that...

1. I can protect the page through user name and password authentication entry so that only I or a few others can see it and make changes to it.

2. I do not go through a third party server to update the page under my domain but everything happens between my local computer and the hosting server only.

3. Allows for secure transmission of changes to the hosted site through secure FTP or secure copy or other secure protocol.

I can to be sure use my usual SCP (secure copy) client to upload changes manually but it would be nice to be able to have the ease of blogging software available so that someone using my computer could just fire up the blogger locally, enter their changes, and then upload them. Without knowing much of anything about HTML, FTP, secure anything, and other such things.

My domain is hosted on a *nix/Apache server. My local computer is running Windows 98.

Anyone have any suggestions?



1:58 pm on Oct 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Try this one:


or do a search on HotScripts.


2:16 pm on Oct 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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If you want a full-on blog with comments then go with 3rd party scripts, otherwise if you just want a dirt simple script then write your own!

Build a web-based update script (a simple one pager would do the trick) but have it store its data in a stand-alone file/table. (If you want to keep this online you could secure it with a htaccess script and possibly https).

Assuming you have a local webserver then you could run the update locally, then once you are happy with it a script gets executed which copies your stand-alone file/table via scp to the hosting server. (Possibly fired from a locally hosted page to make it even easier?)

Simple, cheap and effective lightweight blog.

- Tony

3:27 pm on Oct 11, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That'll let you upload from your own computer.

For the password protected stuff, just use the whole apache user authentication thing.