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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] CGI Scripts
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2004 08:52:25 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jiang, Jing []
> Forbidden
> You don't have permission to access 
> /cgi-bin/cricket/grapher.cgi on this server.
> I checked path along the way. All have 755 mode on directory 
> and files. please help how to resolve this permission issue. thanks.

The problem is not with filesystem permissions, the problem is that you
have not allowed apache to server files from this directory. You need:

<Directory /path/to/cgi-bin>
  Allow from all

which will allow anyone, anywhere access to this dir. Read docs for
Allow, Deny, Satisfy etc. if you need more specific control.

Owen Boyle
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> Jing.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boyle Owen []
> Sent: Monday, February 23, 2004 12:20 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [users@httpd] CGI Scripts
> Plain text please...
> ScriptAlias is an "alias" - it provides a one-to-one mapping between a
> URL and a filesystem path. So when you say:
> 	ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/www/cgi-bin/"
> apache will map http://servername/cgi-bin/prog to /www/cgi-bin/prog. 
> It *does not* create a searchable list of paths (like your $PATH
> environment variable). So you can't have more than one 
> ScriptAlias with
> the *same* left-hand argument. That is, in your example, apache will
> parse the first ScriptAlias and assign the URL "/cgi-bin" to
> /www/cgi-bin. Then it will parse the second ScriptAlias, and re-assign
> the URL "/cgi-bin" to /www/blast. So it will overwrite the first
> ScriptAlias and forget about it.
> If you need to have two directories with executable content, you have
> two choices:
> - Give them different URLs;
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/www/cgi-bin/" (use http://server/cgi-bin/prog)
> ScriptAlias /blast-cgi/ "/www/blast/" (use 
> http://server/blast-cgi/prog)
> - Use "Addhandler" to define CGIs based on file extension rather than
> directory;
> AddHandler cgi-script .pl
> You can apply this to specific directories for more fine-grained
> control. See docs for more details.
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored. 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Hagen []
> Sent: Samstag, 21. Februar 2004 14:43
> To:
> Subject: [users@httpd] CGI Scripts
> I have a software program that generates images through CGI Scripts.
> However, the problem is that the scripts must be run in the same
> directory as the software program. I believe the default directory of
> where CGI scripts can be run in Apache is /cgi-bin from what I see in
> the httpd.conf file :
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/www/cgi-bin/"
> Is there a way I can add my software's directory to be added 
> to run cgi
> scripts ?
> e.g.
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/www/cgi-bin/"
> ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/www/blast/"
> Thanks in advance,
> Matthew
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