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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Allowing CGI from a specific directory
Date Thu, 07 Nov 2002 08:19:33 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ben Mihailescu []
>Sent: Mittwoch, 6. November 2002 18:08
> I would like to allow one of my
>users to run cgis from his www directory. How would I go about it?
>Here's the pertinent section of httpd.conf:
>  #
>     ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/home/deptinfo/www"
>     ScriptAlias /www/ "/home/tabot/www/"
>     #
>     # "/var/apache/cgi-bin" should be changed to whatever your 
>     # CGI directory exists, if you have that configured.
>     #
>     <Directory "/home/tabot/www/">
>         AllowOverride All
>         Options None
>         Order allow,deny
>         Allow from all
>     </Directory>
>My error_log entry looks like this:
>[Wed Nov  6 11:57:27 2002] [error] [client] Options
>ExecCGI is off in this directory: /home/tabot/www/ta_appl.cgi

I guess you didn't understand this message? You have said "Options None"
in the directory container above. So you have switched off all options,
including ExecCGI (if you look up the "Options" directive in the docs,
you will see that one of the arguments is "ExecCGI", which allows
execution of CGIs). So what you need is:

<Directory "/home/tabot/www/">
  AllowOverride All 
  Options ExecCGI <-------- NB
  Order allow,deny 
  Allow from all

Was there are reason you said "Options None" in the first place?


Owen Boyle

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