----------------------------------------------------------- README for Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX withOutlook Express August 24, 1998-----------------------------------------------------------Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation, 1997-1998This document provides information you need to get startedwith Internet Explorer 4.01 for HP-UX with Outlook Express.It supplements the product documentation found under theHelp menu within the product.You can find additional information on Internet Explorer andOutlook Express in the form of Knowledge Base articles onhttp://support.microsoft.com. To do so, specify InternetExplorer 4.0 or Outlook Express in field one and thetopic information in field two.
========CONTENTS========SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSSETUP Downloading Internet Explorer with Outlook Express Installing Internet Explorer with Outlook Express Uninstalling Internet Explorer with Outlook ExpressNEW FEATURES Outlook Express NTLM Authentication SOCKS ProxiesUSING JAVA JRE packaging via the IEAKUSER AGENTAN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO ORGANIZE FAVORITESCOMMON DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT (CDE) INTEGRATIONKNOWN ISSUES HP-UX Compatibility Performance Internet Explorer User Interface Issues Miscellaneous Issues===================SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS===================To run Internet Explorer for UNIX, your system must meet thefollowing minimum requirements:* HP 9000 Enterprise Server, HP 9000 Workstation or HP Visualize Workstation* English HP-UX Operating System version 10.20 or later* 64 MB of RAM (96 MB recommended)* 72 MB of hard-disk space to perform the installation=====SETUP=====Downloading Internet Explorer with Outlook Express--------------------------------------------------You can download the file ie4setup from the following sites.The file ie4setup is a self-extracting executable thatcontains all the necessary files. If you ftp this file, besure to use binary transfer mode.FTP: ftp.microsoft.com/deskapps/ie/unix/hp/ HTTP: http://www.microsoft.com/unix/ieInstalling Internet Explorer with Outlook Express-------------------------------------------------1) Change directory to where you downloaded the file ie4setup: 'cd <download directory>'2) Make the downloaded file executable: 'chmod +x ie4setup'3) Run the executable: './ie4setup'4) When Setup prompts you for an installation directory, you can accept the default directory or type in a new directory pathNote: We highly recommend that Internet Explorer and OutlookExpress be installed locally and not in an NFS mountedpartition. Depending on the performance of your network andthe NFS configuration, Internet Explorerinitialization performance may degrade unsatisfactorily.Note: Installing to the default directory,/usr/local/microsoft, mayrequire that you be logged in as root.After Internet Explorer is installed, you can start thebrowser by running "<installation directory>/bin/iexplorer".Similarly, you canstart Outlook Express by running "<installationdirectory>/bin/oexpress".If you have already installed the Solaris version ofInternet Explorer or Outlook Express, you can install the HP-UX release in the same directory. If this update is abranded install (via the IEAK) and the earlier releasewas not branded, then the users' registry(~/.microsoft/registry) should be removed before running thenew ie4setup.Internet Explorer and Outlook Express 4.01 introduce newfeatures that may not be compatible with earlier releases ofthese products. We recommend that installations on allplatforms be upgraded to the latest revision.You should not install this version in the same installationdirectory as a later release of Internet Explorer and/orOutlook Express. Nor should you install an earlier versionof Solaris Internet Explorer or OutlookExpress in the same installation directory as InternetExplorer for HP-UX.Uninstalling Internet Explorer with Outlook Express---------------------------------------------------To uninstall this installation of Internet Explorer, youmust perform the following:- Remove the installation directory For example: 'rm -r /usr/local/microsoft'- Remove the ".microsoft" sub-directory from your home directory: 'rm -r ~/.microsoft'Note: If you or your administrator have installed otherversions of Internet Explorer or Outlook Express in thisinstallation directory, you should not remove thisdirectory. If you have installed versions of InternetExplorer or Outlook Express on other systems, and you sharehome directories between systems, do not remove the".microsoft" directory, as they are shared betweenall UNIX versions of both Internet Explorer and OutlookExpress.If you implemented CDE integration as explained below, youshould remove it by deleting the files "IE4.dt" and "IE4.HP-UX.dt" from the system or user directory.============New Features============The following features have been added since the originalrelease of Internet Explorer 4.0 for Solaris.Outlook Express:----------------Outlook Express is now available on the HP platform togetherwith Internet Explorer. This version of Outlook Express forthe first time includes full support for IMAP4 as well asLDAP, SMTP, POP3, and NNTP protocols.NTLM Domain Authentication:---------------------------Internet Explorer now supports authenticating users againstWeb servers that are configured to do NTLM ChallengeResponse Authentication. As a result, you can now accessyour organization's secure Windows-NT IIS/BackOffice basedIntranet applications from your UNIX desktop.SOCKS:------Users can now access the Internet via Internet Explorerusing SOCKS Proxies.==========USING JAVA==========In order to ensure the best possible performance and supportfor the underlying operating system, Internet Explorer forHP-UX integrates Hewlett-Packard's Java Virtual Machine(JVM) to support Java applets. The HP JVM is highlyoptimized for HP-UX, includes a Just-in-Time (JIT) Compiler,and provides support for 1.1.3 Java technology or later.Version B.01.13.05 of the HP-UX Runtime Environment for Java(JRE) and the HP-UXDeveloper's Kit for Java (JDK) have been verified asinteroperable with Internet Explorer, and are available forboth HP-UX 10.20 and 11.0.Note: Installation of the JVM is optional. If you do notinstall it, applets will simply not display whenencountering Web pages where they have been incorporated.In the event that you encounter issues while installing orusing HP's JVM, support and training are available at theweb site indicated below.If you do not already have the 1.1.3 Release or later ofHP's JRE or JDK installed on your system, have your systemor network administrator download and install the JRE or JDKfor your platform from the following site: http://www.hp.com/esy/go/java.htmlNote: Customers ordering systems from HP with the HP-UXInstant Ignition option will automatically have a Javaenvironment integrated with their system. The version thatis most widely available is Release 1.0.2. Thisversion does not support automatic proxy configuration, andmust be upgraded to work with Internet Explorer.After the run-time is installed, simply add the JVM'sdirectory to your UNIX path. Internet Explorer will find andexecute the first "java" or "jre" available in this path.For example: setenv PATH "$PATH:<JVM Install Dir>"Alternatively, you can set the MS_JAVA_VM environmentvariable to point directly to your JVM executable. Forexample: setenv MS_JAVA_VM /opt/java/jre/javaThis approach allows you to choose between multiple JVMs onyour system, to rename this particular JVM, or to move it atany time.You are now ready to have Java Applets automaticallylaunched in HP's Applet Viewer when encountered on web sitesvia Internet Explorer.You can add parameters to the Java runtime's invocationusing the MS_JAVA_PARAMS environment variable. Using thisvariable to add command line parameters will disable thedefault enabled by Internet Explorer for trustProxy.Therefore, when setting this variable, you should also set"trustProxy=TRUE": % setenv MS_JAVA_PARAMS "-DtrustProxy=TRUE <your parameters>"To see the list of available parameters use the followingcommand: % jre -help.If the "Java Logging Enabled" checkbox is selected inInternet Options, the applet viewer will provide log outputto ~/.microsoft/Java/javalog.txt.If the environment variable MS_SHOW_JAVA_VM is set however,logging output will go to the console, regardless of how the"Java Logging Enabled" option is set.If you do not have a complete install of HP's JDK (if youinstall just the JRE, for example), a nearly empty windowwith the title "Copyright notice" will appear when renderingsome pages containing Java content.The Java VM must be at JDK Release 1.1.3 or greater, or theJava Proxy must be manually configured within the appletviewer. The same is true if you set proxies via the auto-proxy feature of the browser.Use of the JRE or JDK from HP is governed by the licensingterms, conditions, and waivers that accompany it.JRE PACKAGING VIA IEAK:-----------------------Note to Administrators:The Runtime Environment for Java on HP-UX can be included inyour Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) customizedpackage. We have provided detailed instructions for thisprocedure on our web site.Instructions to create the JRE package to redistribute viathe IEAK can be found by navigating tohttp://www.microsoft.com/ie/unix. Click on the "Features"selection in the contents section and then click on the"Administration Kit (IEAK)" selection. Once the customizedpackage has been created, the user can then install thiscomponent.Note to Users:If an interactive install option has been selected by theadministrator, then you will be prompted whether the JREpackage should be installed or not. The actual prompt willvary depending on the custom component description definedby the administrator (e.g. 'Do you want to install"Runtime environment for Java" [y]/n ?' ). If you choose toinstall this component, it will be installed into<install>/external/ux10/.==========USER AGENT==========The User Agent String for Internet Explorer is constantexcept for the third field, which depends on the OperatingSystem and the processor you are using.Here are some common configurations and the user agentstrings generated by Internet Explorer on these platforms: HP 9000 C-180, HP-UX 10.20: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; HP-UX B.10.20 9000/780; X11) HP 9000 K-250, HP-UX 10.20: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; HP-UX B.10.20 9000/802; X11)=========================================AN ALTERNATIVE WAY TO ORGANIZE FAVORITES=========================================In addition to being able to organize favorites through theOrganize Favorites item on the Favorites menu, you can alsomanipulate your favorites through the file system. Yourfavorites are organized and maintained in the directory,~/.microsoft/Favorites. You should shut down InternetExplorer to make changes to this directory. The changesyou make will be reflected in your Favorites menu when yourestart Internet Explorer.======================================COMMON DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT INTEGRATION======================================If you run Internet Explorer within a CDE session, it willadopt the CDE color scheme unless overridden with explicitcolor settings.Two CDE action database files are provided, and you can usethem to implement integration of Internet Explorer with theCDE desktop. The files are in the "ie4" subdirectory of theinstallation, and are called "IE4.dt" and "IE4.HP-UX.dt".You can copy the file "IE4.dt" to the directory/etc/dt/appconfig/types/C (usually requiring rootaccess), which will affect all users on the system. Copy"IE4.HP-UX.dt" to your directory ~/.dt/types (do not copy itto the directory /etc/dt/appconfig/types/C, as there may befiles already in that directory that specify an Open actionfor HTML files). Alternatively, to affect only one user, youcan copy both the files to the user's directory ~/.dt/types.After installing action files, it isnecessary to reload the action database, which is usuallydone by logging out and in again.If you use CDE integration, then the default action for anHTML file will be to launch Internet Explorer and open thefile. Also, the new CDE action "IE4" will launch InternetExplorer. See the CDE documentation for ways of invoking theaction.There is a set of Internet Explorer icons for use with CDE,in the ie4/ie4icons subdirectory of the installation. Theycan be used by experienced administrators who want to placethe Internet Explorer logo on the desktop.CDE integration can be removed by simply deleting the"IE4.*.dt" files from the system or user directories.The file "IE4.dt" is identical to the file that is shippedwith a Solaris distribution of Internet Explorer, except forone line which identifies the installation directory. Moreinformation on CDE Integration can be found in the KnowlegeBase article Q181622, available from:http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q181/6/22.asp============KNOWN ISSUES============HP-UX Compatibility-------------------Internet Explorer is not supported on HP-UX 10.10 and below.It is fully supported on HP-UX 10.20 and 11.0.We recommend that Internet Explorer be used on HP systemspatched with the Extension Software Patch bundle.Installing and executing Internet Explorer on HP-UX 10.20 or10.30 requires C++ runtime support to be available on yoursystem. If you do not have the C++ runtime, you can installit by applying the Hewlett Packard patch PHSS_15043 (orlater superceding patch, if it exists). If you receive thefollowing error during installation, it is because you havenot installed C++ runtime support:"/lib/dld.sl: Unresolved symbol: $global$ (data) from/lib/libCsup.1..."We recommend that the X server on your workstation should beat the patch level represented by the Hewlett Packard patchPHSS_14943 (or later superceding patch) for HP-UX 10.20 or10.30 and PHSS_13905 for HP-UX 11.0. If your X server isolder than this patch level, you are likely to experienceminor display problems when running Internet Explorer.To retrieve the patches, visit the page at: http://us-support.external.hp.com/ You will need to register if you have not done so already.Follow the links to "Patch Database" and "Retrieve aSpecific Patch", and enter the patch number (PHSS_14943 orPHSS_15043, for example). If the patch has been superseded,the system will tell you, and you should accept thenewer version. Download the patch and follow theinstallation instructions.Use of Hewlett Packard patches is subject to the licenseterms and disclaimers that may accompany the patch.This release of Internet Explorer includes a threads-enabledversion of the X11R6.3 Xlib library (libX11.sl). If an X11-based application is run from Internet Explorer, it willinherit settings that may cause it to use this version ofthe X11 library instead of the standard version suppliedby the system. Applications likely to be affected are Mail,News, and programs run as a result of File Associations. Ifit is important that you use another Xlib for an externalprogram, you can wrap the program in a script that extendsor replaces the SHLIB_PATH environment variable (seeHP-UX documentation for more details).Performance-----------Users can experience unsatisfactory degradation inperformance when their installation directories and theirhome directories are remotely mounted via NFS. We highlyrecommend installing Internet Explorer locally (e.g. not ona remotely mounted NFS partition).For optimum performance, Internet Explorer should have acache and user settings on the local machine as well. Thecache and user settings are stored in the '.microsoft' sub-directory of the users' home directory. To allow InternetExplorer to cache and store user settings locally, create a'.microsoft' directory on a local filesystem(/usr/local/.microsoft, for example). Copy the contents ofthe existing '.microsoft' directory to the new directory.Finally, create a soft link from your home directory to thislocal directory as follows: % ln -s /usr/local/.microsoft ~/.microsoftNote: If multiple users share a single machine, then theyshould each create and link to unique '.microsoft'directories.Additional Info Regarding the Internet Explorer UserInterface-----------------------------------------------------------o Experienced users of X11 can set color preferences using X resources with the class name "Iexplorer".o When highlighting text in the browser window, Internet Explorer will automatically highlight whole words, unless the cursor is backed up over a word, in which case single character units can be highlighted.o When not running within a CDE session, Internet Explorer obtains its color specifications using standard X mechanisms with fallback values obtained from the file <installation directory>/ie4/Iexplorer. This is an X resource file and contains instructions that will help the system administrator or individual user perform limited color and font customization. Note: You may use the command line options to set the foreground and background colors - for example, "iexplorer -bg black -fg white" would be useful on a monochrome display.o Audio files can be played on systems that have the appropriate hardware. Simply associate the files with the standard HP-UX command "/opt/audio/bin/send_sound" under View -> Internet Options -> Mapping. Typical file suffixes are .wav, .au, and .snd.Miscellaneous Issues--------------------o Settings for the cache size slider in Internet Options are made in integer increments. Therefore, setting the size below 1% of the host partition will results in a displayed value of 0%.o If you manually delete the directory TempInternetFiles while the browser is running, the browser may hang.o HTML pages that omit file extensions for image references are not rendered correctly.o Internet Explorer may leave files in a temporary directory (/var/tmp). These files, of the form trbxxxxxxxx.tmp (for example), are not needed and can be safely deleted whenever Internet Explorer is not running.o If different people share a common user ID, network authentications made by one person may be available to others who are running simultaneous copies of the browser.o Form items and transparent GIF images do not print correctly.o Address auto-complete does not always work as expected for addresses with mixed case.o In the Mappings tab of the Internet Options Menu, the command line field cannot contain output redirection statements (e.g.: cat %1> /dev/audio).o In the Programs tab of the Internet Options Menu, the news command or script specified cannot be passed more than one argument.o Please note that the mail, news and view->source scripts referenced in the View -> Internet Options -> Programs tab are samples and not fully functional solutions. Some samples depend on xterm, which should be locatable from your PATH environment variable.o When referencing external programs such as telnet, emacs, or vi in the View -> Internet Options -> Programs tab, please make sure the external software is included in your PATH environment variable.o If you install Internet Explorer on a host machine, and use NFS to mount the installation on another machine using a _different_ pathname, then you will not be able to execute Internet Explorer on the second machine. Similarly, if you move the installation directory to a different pathname, you will not be able to execute Internet Explorer. In both cases you will receive the following error message: "Internet Explorer is not currently supported for HP-UX B.10.20." To fix the problem, ensure that the environment variable MSFT_HOME is set to the name of the installation directory before starting Internet Explorer. For example, if you mounted or renamed the installation directory as /net/myhost/local/ms, then execute this command: (csh) setenv MSFT_HOME /net/myhost/local/ms/ or (sh) MSFT_HOME=/net/myhost/local/ms/ ; export MSFT_HOME Note the trailing "/" character. You may use alternative approaches. For example, experienced users may prefer to make a copy of the "bin/iexplorer" command, which is a simple shell script, and change the directory reference on line 3. Note that different implementations or configurations of automounters may introduce the NFS naming inconsistency.o Selecting the print range option entitled "Selection" does not limit the print range.o If you are using an HP X terminal, it is possible that IE will fail on startup while enumerating the terminal's fonts. You should make sure the terminal is not using fonts from its host's font server. In the following instructions, we assume the host's name is "myserver": 1) Execute the command "xset q" and verify that the font path contains "tcp/myserver:7000" 2) Execute the command "xset fp- tcp/myserver:7000" 3) Start Internet Explorer In our testing we have found that the font server's fonts are not required by Internet Explorer or by other applications.
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