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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Enable CGI
Date Fri, 09 May 2003 09:59:55 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Faisal Qasim []
>When I try to access a CGI application using:
>instead of opening the application in browser, it goes into file
>download/open dialog. Apparently Apache don't recognize this 
>as CGI. 

This is quite likely. How did you tell apache to recognize CGIs? There
are two methods:

1) define a whole directory using ScriptAlias, e.g.

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /web/cgi-bin/

A request for http://myserver/cgi-bin/foo would cause the server to run
the script /web/cgi-bin/foo.

2) Use AddHandler to define a file type as CGI, e.g.

AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

Once that has been put into your httpd.conf file, any file containing
the ".cgi" extension will be treated as a CGI program.

You can check out an excellent tutorial on CGIs at:

Owen Boyle
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>ver 2 is running on Win XP Pro.
>What should I do to execute this CGI application?
>I will be really grateful for your help.
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