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Old 08-30-2004, 08:01 AM   #1
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Apache and cgi 403 Error.

It should have been easy enough, but here I am.

I have perl and Apache installed, and my cgi-bin is in /srv/www/cgi-bin.
Here I have put the usual Hello World type first ever cgi file Hello.cgi.
Here, as root I did chmod ugo+rx Hello.cgi, so there shouldn't be any
permissions problem. So far so good.

In my httpd.conf I have put

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /srv/www/cgi-bin

<Directory /srv/www/cgi-bin/>
Options +ExecCGI

AddHandler cgi-script cgi
AddHandler cgi-script pl

And my html file contains a link

<a href="http://localhost/Hello.cgi"> This is a CGI script </a>

What I get is an Error 403, Access forbidden, You don't have permission
to access this object etc.

I guess that since the cgi script has the permissions that somethings
wrong with the httpd.conf file, but I have been searching the web for the last four hours, and now I'm here.
Old 08-30-2004, 08:51 AM   #2
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Try: <a href="http://localhost/cgi-bin/Hello.cgi"> This is a CGI script </a>
Also remove the "+" in front of ExecCGI
Old 08-30-2004, 09:06 AM   #3
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I had tried various things here, and I thought I had tried
the /localhost/cgi-bin, but obviously I hadn't.

Thanks again, now its time to start debuggibg my perl script!


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