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Old 10-22-2008, 10:03 AM   #1
Registered: Dec 2005
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Distribution: Debian,Xubuntu
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Exclamation apache and cgi VirtualHosts

I'm building a site with drupal and it has going to have some parts , separeted virtualhosts , where there is a web interface to send emails with mixmaster and an another one to read usenet news . I never worked with cgi and i have few questions . That's how i configured my virtualhost :
NameVirtualHost *:443
<VirtualHost *:443>
        ServerAdmin admin@localhost
        ServerName  mixmaster
        ServerAlias mixmaster
        DocumentRoot /home/mix/mixmaster/cgi-bin/
        <Directory />
                Options None
                AllowOverride None
        <Directory /home/mix/mixmaster/cgi-bin/>
                Options ExecCGI
                AllowOverride None
                AddHandler cgi-script cgi pl
                DirectoryIndex mixemail-send.cgi  mixemail-user.cgi  mixnews-send.cgi  mixnews-user.cgi
                Order allow,deny
                allow from all

        ErrorLog /var/log/apache2/mix.error.log

        # Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
        # alert, emerg.
        LogLevel warn

        CustomLog /var/log/apache2/mix.access.log combined
        ServerSignature Off
        ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/home/mix/mixmaster/cgi-bin/"
        # SSL
        SSLEngine on
        SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/cert.pem
        SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/key.pem
        SSLVerifyClient none
        SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM
How do i configure the virtualhost DocumentRoot ?
In directoryIndex i included all the cgi scrits in /cgi-bin/
But when i connect the browser says i'm not alloweb to view the resource and is this the way to configure a site based on cgi ??
Thanks !!!!

Last edited by gabsik; 10-22-2008 at 10:05 AM.
Old 10-23-2008, 04:20 AM   #2
Registered: Feb 2006
Distribution: Fedora,Solaris
Posts: 46

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Hello gabsik

the DocumentRoot should be readable for the user that is trying to access it... like apache user...

i do not know y you use this path
"DocumentRoot /home/mix/mixmaster/cgi-bin/"

i would avoid this...

try to stay at /var/www/.... if you can...
this should also solve permission problems...

good luck
Yaniv Ferszt


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