Is there such a thing as a "standard" contacts book?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Sun Jul 24 19:47:47 UTC 2011

On Sun, 2011-07-24 at 12:18 +0100, David Fletcher wrote: 
> Thanks for the replies, folks.
> I've taken a look at a couple of information pages and the whole thing
> looks horribly complex and OTT for something that I would have thought
> ought to be reasonably easy and commonplace.

"Hope springs eternal within the human breast". I would have thought so
too but, alas, it can be a nightmare for someone not already schooled in
the arcane art of setting up a complete LAMP service. Methinks that
those who get paid the big bucks to set up such things are adverse to a
point n' click solution. 

You would have to look back at Netscape Server. When it came with a
licensed version for Caldera users, several fill-in-the-blanks and a
couple of point n' clicks and you were serving html. You could
administer it remotely with a graphical interface. Way slick. Easy peesy
too, especially compared to Apache and it's reams of hand-edit files.
Checking out wikipedia, it seems Sun and now Oracle have it as Oracle
iPlanet Web Server. "In January 2009, Sun open sourced core components
of Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 under the BSD license as Open Web
Server." Huh, I'll have to check it out... but it still doesn't solve
the contacts dilemma. Ric

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"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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