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Re: CGI index as textby tachyon (Chancellor)
|on Nov 24, 2004 at 06:40 UTC||Need Help??|
It depends on their Apache setup. If you drop a .htaccess file into your webroot that looks like this:
Then add an index.cgi that looks like this:
and finally chmod 755 it....chmod 755 /blah/public_html/index.cgi
You should see the famous phrase if .htaccess of the default Apache httpd.conf directives is allowed. A 500 Internal Server Error or 403 Forbidden also probably indicates it is working but you have a typo or forgot the chmod respectively. If you see your index.htm(l) instead then the .htaccess override of the DirectoryIndex is not working.
You may also like to add:
To your .htaccess. This gives you a private set of error logs if you don't already have them. Make sure the path exists though and is writable by Apache. It gets upset if it can't write logs.....