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Apache/Perl question

On Thu, Aug 18, 2005 at 09:41:21PM -0400, Ronny Serrano wrote:
> Hi all. I'm a little new to linux and apache. I've been able to get by
> in most situations using google and linux resources on the net to answer
> most questions. Unfortunately this one is starting to get to me and I
> could use a lil help.

This isn't exactly what you're asking... but I recommend using mod_perl
instead of putting Perl scripts in cgi-bin. What you're trying to do
is run scripts in external perl processes; mod_perl runs scripts in
the Apache process. It doesn't change the scripts at all, but vastly
improves performance.


> I have a server that is running linux and apache on it at a hosted site.
> A new requirement we have is to run some perl scripts on the box. I've
> gone in and modified the httpd.conf file and restarted apache. The
> following are the entries that I modified were the following:
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
> #
> # "/var/www/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your ScriptAliased
> # CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
> #
> <Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
>     AllowOverride None
>     Options None
>     Order allow,deny
>     Allow from all
> </Directory>
> AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
> On the options line I've tried ExecCGI, +ExecCGI and All. 
> The directory/scriptalias points to the correct directory. I've set the
> rights on the script as 755. For some reason I get a Forbidden or a 403
> everytime I try to run one of these scripts directly over http. The
> scripts are placed in the /var/www/cgi-bin directory. What am I missing?
> I'm not using any .htaccess file.. Not that I know of. Should the rights
> to the cgi-bin directory be 755 also? Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Ronny Serrano
> Network Administrator

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