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Configuring CGI Settings

First, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the configuration files for your web server which is based on Apache 1.2.6 software. An excellent on-line resource can be found at the Apache Web Site. See also the books we have recommended below.

Allowing CGI Scripts to Execute in Any Directory
To allow CGI scripts to execute in any directory on your web server do the following:
  1. Uncomment out the following AddType directive in the ~/www/conf/httpd.conf file on your Virtual Server:

      AddType cgi-script .cgi

    You may want to add a Type for perl scripts:

      AddType cgi-script .pl

  2. Add an ExecCGI option to the Options for your Root Document declaration in the ~/www/conf/access.conf file:

      Options Indexes FollowSymLinks ExecCGI

  3. Restart your web server:

      % restart_apache
Recommended Books
You can also learn about Server Side Includes in some of the Web Server Configuration and Web Security books we recommend.

Installing CGI Scripts

CGI Security Issues

CGI Scriptorium

About Perl

Perl Modules

Server Side Includes

Mime Types

About Apache Server


CGI Programming 101


CGI Programming With Perl


Web Security: A Step-by-Step Reference Guide

Apache Server:Administrators Handbook
Apache Server:
Administrators Handbook


Apache: Web Server Directives Guidebook Apache: Web Server
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