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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] URL Problem
Date Fri, 21 Feb 2003 09:58:11 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kuldeep Singh [mailto:kuldeep@mahindrabt.com]
>
>We have implemented a custom userid/password mechanism wherein we ask
>the user and password on the first page and then we show him the menu
>what depending on his userid privileges. But he can execute my cgi-bin
>programs directly by typing the following in the url address box
>www.website.cgi-bin/program.exe . How do I make him comeback to the
>first page even if he enters the above url as the programs in the
>cgi-bin folder are meant to be executed through the forms and not
>directly.

One way to do it might be to check the Referer header in the CGI and
check that it matches the URL of the form, e.g. (assuming Perl)

$ENV{'HTTP_REFERER'} =~ /$some_string_in_form_URL/ or
send_to_homepage();

Rgds,
Owen Boyle
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>Kuldeep
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