[CentOS] CGI configuration - second post

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Fri Oct 17 15:14:13 UTC 2008

Tech wrote on Fri, 17 Oct 2008 22:34:02 +0800:

> I did go back and verify one thing, when the IT guy was testing and it 
> worked for him, he was using www.domain.com/cgi-bin/install.cgi and not
> just www.domain.com. That also failed for him.

Of course, it does. If you have a URL http://www.example.com/path/file.htm 
and you want to have this file served when someone goes to 
http://www.example.com/ you have to do something to make this happen. 
There is no magic that will read your mind and then do that for you. So, 
if I interpreted your problem correctly you want to go to the newsgroup 
comp.infosystems.servers.www.unix and ask there the following:

I have a script http://www.domain.com/cgi-bin/install.cgi that works fine. 
Now I would like to have it called when someone accesses 
http://www.domain.com/. How can I achieve this with my apache version 
x.y.z. on CentOS z.y.x?

That's just four lines, no lame excuses, no lengthy description of non-
related stuff. And in the right place. *This* list is *not* the right 


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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