Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Re: running a Perl script with options via HTML

by afoken (Abbot)
on Mar 21, 2014 at 18:12 UTC ( #1079320=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to running a Perl script with options via HTML

<form action="http://XXX/XXX/XXX/add-hosttest.pl -s server -u username -p password -v view -n name -a ip address" method="post">

This looks very wrong. CGIs aren't invoked that way. Parameters passed to the webserver inside the URL (the part after the first ?) are passed to the CGI via environment variables, Parameters passed to the webserver in POST requests are passed to the CGI via STDIN. CGIs do not take command line parameters.

Read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Gateway_Interface, then consider using CGI or a similar module. Don't try do invent your own CGI protocol handler, you will likely create an incomplete and insecure version.

Alexander

--
Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://1079320]
help
Chatterbox?
[LanX]: hmm   Chatterbox FAQ doesn't talk about breaking up long words
[marto]: breakin' up is hard to do
[LanX]: 123456789012345678 90 123456789012345678 901234567890
LanX should break up with false friends ;)

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others surveying the Monastery: (7)
As of 2017-07-24 10:50 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    I came, I saw, I ...
























    Results (350 votes). Check out past polls.