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Old 05-07-2002, 10:35 AM   #1
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apache "advanced extranet server" forbids cgi!


i'm running mandrake 8.2 which includes the latest apache (1.3 advanced blah blah) - it's cool and has all the latest patches, but anytime i try to run a cgi i get a "Forbidden" error. yes the cgi-bin is world executable and yes the script is world executable (w/ chmod 777 permissions on the script).

i looked thru the apache cgi doc and it said that to enable cgi you must set all the appropriate permissions (which i did), and have a "ScriptAlias /<path-to-cgi-bin>/" directive in /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf file. I made that entry and tried to restart apache - and it said that it didnt understand "ScriptAlias".

I also checked the apache err logs and it suggested something like a EnableCGI directive, but that's not in the manual at all!

can somebody help me get cgi going? thanks!
 
Old 05-07-2002, 10:52 AM   #2
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Did it complain about the syntax of your command or that it can't recognize the ScriptAlias directive at all?

According to the documentation you should have the url then the directory.
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod...ml#scriptalias
 
Old 05-07-2002, 11:08 AM   #3
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i believe it complained about the directive, but that still could've been from a syntax error. my syntax IS off; it is:

ScriptAlias /var/www/cgi-bin/

but that's wrong isn't it...? isn't it supposed to be ScriptAlias <request> <path to bin> ?

ps ->
does it matter WHERE in the file this line is located?

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Old 05-08-2002, 04:14 AM   #4
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Yes your syntax is wrong. The link I gave you explains nicely how it should be done. And if you look at the context where the ScriptAlias can be placed it's in the serverconfig and virtualhost. So basically anywhere in the file httpd.conf should do fine. Unless you want it specifically for a certain virtualhost then you'll have to place it in the virtual host section.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 11:14 AM   #5
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i dont know man somethin's still whacked;

my cgi bin is located at /var/www/cgi-bin, and my scriptalias line is as follows:

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/cgi-bin/

and it still complains about the directive!? any ideas...this sucks! thanks a lot for your help!

-burn
 
  


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