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(Kozz) Re: Run Perl on the Server Locally

by Kozz (Friar)
on Oct 09, 2002 at 17:35 UTC ( #204001=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Run Perl on the Server Locally

Well, if you want, you could write the absolute path simply to "/cgi-bin/" instead of including the hostname. Then near the top of your script, you could do something like

unless ( $ENV{HTTP_HOST} =~ /desired_host_name/ ){ # print content-type header if needed # along with error message, or just exit; }

So if the script isn't being called "locally" like "http://servername/cgi-bin/" (and you're testing for "servername"), it will just exit quietly, or perhaps you could spew an error message.

I can't speak to the relative security of this method (can it be spoofed?), and don't know if you have access to that environment variable, but it's worth a shot.


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