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Re: CGI index as text

by tachyon (Chancellor)
on Nov 24, 2004 at 06:40 UTC ( #410063=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to CGI index as text

It depends on their Apache setup. If you drop a .htaccess file into your webroot that looks like this:

DirectoryIndex index.cgi AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl Options +ExecCGI

Then add an index.cgi that looks like this:

#!/usr/bin/perl print "Content-Type: text/html\n\nHello World!\n";

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:

ErrorLog /some/path/logs/error_log CustomLog /some/path/logs/access_log common

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.....



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