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Old 02-01-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
Urantian
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Common CGI-BIN for Users?


Greetings,

I want to have a common CGI-BIN directory for multiple web sites, to prevent replicating redundant scripts and files.

I know this works with virtual hosting, having the domains point to subdirectories below a single user account. However, I want to set up some separate user accounts so that they reference a common CGI-BIN directory. This is necessary because some web features I want to provide do not work on virtual hosts.

Within the HTTPD.CONF file, I have pointed the ScriptAlias to another user's CGI-BIN directory. I have worked with various groups and permissions, to set up the proper access rights. However, I continue to encounter Forbidden (403) errors when accessing scripts.

What can be done to make this work properly?

Thanks!
---Michael
 
Old 02-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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Besides ScriptAlias, did you create a "Directory" entry ?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. No, I did not add that statement. So, does it need to be something like this?

<Directory "/home/username/public_html/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options ExecCGI
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>

Does it matter where the structure gets placed in the HTTPD.CONF file?

---Michael
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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I'm not an expert, but I think it does not matter where it is. The important thing is that Apache will only understand/grant access to places defined in one of the <Directory > sections.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:52 PM   #5
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I put in the <Directory> structure and it appears to be set up properly, but I am getting Internal Server (500) errors if the script is not run through the owner's URL.

I checked the Apache web site and, apparently, I need to set up the "suExec" feature, to allow users to run scripts in another user's CGI-BIN.

Could someone offer step-by-step instructions to properly set up the common CGI directory?

---Michael
 
  


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