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Old 09-23-2003, 11:50 AM   #1
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apache problems with a Php script

I have a PHP scipt to take my form and turn it into an e-mail

called form 2 mail

when i go 2 submit the freom from the page i get this error from apache

Method Not Allowed
The requested method POST is not allowed for the URL /form-2-mail.php.


Apache/1.3.27 Server at Port 80

any help would be grae thanks
Old 09-23-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like you may have POST'ing disabled in your httpd.conf file.

Look for something like this:
<Limit POST>
        Order deny,allow
        Deny from all
Here is the relevant bit from the apache docs:
Old 09-23-2003, 04:54 PM   #3
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Hi thx for reply


i fixed it

How do I enable CGI execution in directories other than the ScriptAlias?
Apache recognizes all files in a directory named as a ScriptAlias as being eligible for execution rather than processing as normal documents. This applies regardless of the file name, so scripts in a ScriptAlias directory don't need to be named "*.cgi" or "*.pl" or whatever. In other words, all files in a ScriptAlias directory are scripts, as far as Apache is concerned.

To persuade Apache to execute scripts in other locations, such as in directories where normal documents may also live, you must tell it how to recognize them - and also that it's okay to execute them. For this, you need to use something like the AddHandler directive.

In an appropriate section of your server configuration files, add a line such as
AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
The server will then recognize that all files in that location (and its logical descendants) that end in ".cgi" are script files, not documents.

Make sure that the directory location is covered by an Options declaration that includes the ExecCGI option.

i added this in my config and i seems 2 be executing it im getting a new error now

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.


Apache/1.3.27 Server at Port 80
am imissing somethink elce now for the post instuction for it to send the info off and get to a mail server or somethink?

thx kudos

Last edited by kudos; 09-23-2003 at 05:08 PM.


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