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AOL web server version 4 - documentation

AOLserver is the web engine that powers America Online. It is capable of serving a very high number of users, and can host hundreds of virtual servers simultaneously within the same process.

It is similar in many respects to Zope, except based largely on Tcl. It is multi-threaded, and has a C API that can be used to extend its functionality.

This package contains three reference manuals for AOLserver version 3+: - The AOLserver Administrator's Guide covers the setup options and security issues relating to running the server; - The AOLserver Tcl Developer's Guide covers the Tcl API which can be used to add features to your web pages (similar in some respects to PHP or Microsoft's ASP); - The AOLserver C Developer's Guide covers the C API which can be used to create new modules to extend AOLserver.

This is the latest available version of the documentation, but it is quite outdated and incomplete. More up-to-date API documentation is available at

Package version:4.5.1-15.1


aolserver-doc for DEBIAN

This is the documentation for the famous AOL web server.  It is entirely
HTML-based, so you will need a web browser (such as Lynx) to read it.

Note:  The documentation is currently being rewritten in docbook format.
Unfortunately, they have removed the old documents from the tarfile.
You will have to visit



AOLserver Documentation Guidelines

These rules must be strictly adhered to.

    1) All documentation must be human-readable in either HTML or
       plain text format in character set US-ASCII.

    2) No documentation is to be machine-generated.  All documentation
       is to be maintained and edited by hand.

    3) Only AOLserver-specific documentation is 


Thanks to Georg Lehner <> for providing this advanced configuration.
See for other information.


- Multiple Virtual Hosting
- Debian-Policy compatible CGI configuration
- SSL support
- PHP-module simulation
- Database configuration - suitable for OpenACS
- controled startup - Check database operativity before launching aolser


$Header: /cvsroot/aolserver/aolserver/examples/config/README,v 1.1 2005/08/24 13:48:21 shmooved Exp 



Example of building a custom static linked nsd binary.  This could be
useful to avoid 


aolserver4 (4.5.1-7) unstable; urgency=low

   AOLserver can now be run in multi-instances mode. Thi



	- A server can have a different IP address then the main server



<h1>AOLserver Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ

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