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From Yehuda Katz <yeh...@ymkatz.net>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
Date Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:16:21 GMT
This is only useful if you have scripts in /usr/lib/cgi-bin that you
actually use.
Look in that directory and see if anything there looks familiar. If not,
you can remove that safely too.

- Y

On Sun, Jul 19, 2015 at 9:01 PM, John Fisher GM <john.fisher125@gmail.com>
wrote:

> A second question...
>
> Again, running Apache 2.2 with Debian 7. Trying to simplify all the vhost
> config files.
>
> In the sites-available files, there is the following code:
>
>      ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
>>
>>     <Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
>>         AllowOverride None
>>         Options +ExecCGI -MultiViews +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
>>         Order allow,deny
>>         Allow from all
>>     </Directory>
>>
>
> Same question, is this necessary? Can I delete it?
>
> Most of our older sites are simple. Some go back to 1995 with hand-coded
> html. I gather this is for perl only.
>
> On one of our older sites, it has perhaps ten simple html pages. But we
> are running an old perl script (Accesswatch). I can't seem to access
> mysite.com/cgi-bin/ -- in the old days I seem to remember one could do
> that.
>
> So if I remove this code, would my perl script die, or would everything
> explode?
>
> Thank you.
>
>
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