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in reply to Unavailable network drives in CGI scripts

Without knowing what web server you are using, or how it is being run, I can't say for sure what the problem is. That being said, my first guess would be that you are having a permissions issue. CGI scripts are generally run as a different user for security reasons, and only given access to a sub set of available resources. The user under which the script is being run when used as a CGI simply may not have read permission on the mount in question.


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Re^2: Unavailable network drives in CGI scripts
by Sprad (Hermit) on Dec 13, 2006 at 16:43 UTC
    This is running under IIS 5.1. I added two more lines:
    print `whoami`; print $ENV{USERNAME};
    'whoami' returned my username (not a web account), but the USERNAME environment variable was empty.

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    A fair fight is a sign of poor planning.

      Try adding something like this:

      if(-d 'w:\'){ print "w:\\ is a directory\n"; if(-R 'w:\'){ print "w:\\ is readable\n"; }else{ print "w:\\ is not readbable\n"; } }else{ print "w:\\ is not a directory\n"; }

      They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

      —Andy Warhol

        I tried it with 'w:', 'w:\' and 'w:/'. In all three cases, it says it's not a directory.

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        A fair fight is a sign of poor planning.