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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject removal of cgi-bin and cgi-src
Date Tue, 23 Apr 1996 00:20:22 GMT

Folks, we have a problem.  We do not consider the code we distribute in 
the cgi-src and cgi-bin directories as supported Apache code.  This has 
not been a conscious decision, but more a reflection of the fact that 
very few of us actually use it or care about it.  Yet, it is being 
bundled with our software, and when there is a security warning or 
problem with the software, the chinese wall inside our heads is not 
relevant.  So, I propose that we remove the cgi-bin and cgi-src 
directories - optionally, we can add a text file pointing to the more 
common CGI resources out there.  There are only three files we have added 
to the cgi-src directory - animate.c (a server-push CGI script), count.c 
(a server-side counter) and random.c (a random-URL generator).  Those 
could either be packaged separately or pointed at elsewhere.  

Other opinions?


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