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From Matt Phelps <>
Subject Re: cgi-bin newbie
Date Sat, 16 Mar 2002 08:41:24 GMT
Make aure the folder cgi-bin has the correct  permission. Are you 
running the script from the default web? Or from a virtual web?

Pietro Cagnoni wrote:

>>sorry all- a newbie question ;)
>>installed the following:
>>RH linux 7.2
>>apache 1.3
>>trying to get cgi-bin files to execute, but get "internal server error".
>>pretty sure its a permissions or owner issue on the directory or file.
>>already tried to chown directory and files to apache and chmod
>>directory/files to 755 -  but no luck.  can't figure out what else i'm
>>can anyone lead me in the right direction?
>the right direction is the error log. i never used redhat, but i suppose
>it's in /var/log, or maybe /var/log/apache. the file name is usually
>error_log or error.log. grep your httpd.conf for the ErrorLog directive.
>everything the cgi program writes on stderr goes there.
>hope this helps.
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