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Re: [vox-tech] cgi-bin in user home dirs



--- Tim Riley <timriley@timriley.net> wrote:
> 
> 
> Jim Angstadt wrote:
> 
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm trying to allow user accounts to have their
> own
> > cgi-bin directory on a RH 7.2, apache box at my
> home.
> >
> > For testing, I have file test.cgi.
> > (See below for file and permissions.)
> >
> > When the file is placed in /var/www/cgi-bin it
> works.
> > Meaning, when I open a browser and key in
> >    http://localhost/cgi-bin/test.cgi
> > I see "Hello There".
> >
> > When placed in /home/ja/public_html/cgi-bin it
> does
> > not work.  When I key in
> >    http://localhost/~ja/cgi-bin/test.cgi
> > I have gotten either of two responses
> >    1. the script text
> >    2. an error msg: "Forbidden You don't have
> >    permission to access /~ja/cgi-bin/test.cgi
> >    on this server.
> 
> I've never done this, but based upon the Apache
> configuration file syntax, this should be possible.
> Note: this might be close but not exact.
> 
> Edit httpd.conf (mine's in /etc/httpd/conf)
> Got to the line that says: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/
> "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
> Below it add a new line that says: ScriptAlias
> /cgi-ja/
> "/home/ja/cgi-bin/"

Hi Tim,

Thanks for the help.  I added both items to 
httpd.conf and then restarted httpd.  Then I 
keyed http://localhost/~ja/cgi-ja/test.cgi into
the browser location bar and got a "Not Found" 
response.

Thinking the cgi-bin dir should be directly 
under /home/ja, I moved it there, restarted 
httpt, and got the same "Not Found" msg.

Then I changed the Options line of the new block
to read: Options none ExecCGI
and restarted httpd.  Nope.

Likewise for just: Options ExecCGI

It's gotta be something simple I'm missing.

---
Jim
(I'll stop shooting in the dark now.)

> 
> Below that should be a directory tag: <Directory
> "/var/www/cgi-bin">
> with the cgi permissions. Clone that tag block for
> your new
> "/home/ja/cgi-bin" directory.
> 
> To execute ja's scripts, prefix the HTML action tag
> with "/cgi-ja/".
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > I've tried changing cgi to pl, which had no
> effect.
> >
> > Have also messed with /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
> > without success.  That's not too surprising.
> > I don't know what I'm doing.  But it didn't stop
> > me from hacking away.
> >
> > Google and tldp.org did not turn up anything that
> > helped.  Neither did an Apache book I have.
> >
> > A detailed, simple tutorial would be nice.
> >
> > ---
> > Jim
> >
> > # ---------- test.cgi
> > #!/usr/bin/perl
> > use strict;
> > use warnings;
> >
> > use CGI qw(:standard);
> > use CGI::Carp qw/fatalsToBrowser/;
> >
> > print header();
> > print start_html("Testing");
> >
> > print h1("Hello There");
> > print end_html;
> >
> > # ---------- permissions for test.cgi
> > # edited for readability
> > #
> > Script started on Mon Feb 10 10:25:51 2003
> >
> > ]0;ja@localhost:~[ja@localhost ja]$ ls -l
> > drwxr-sr-x    6 ja       apache       4096 Feb  7
> > 16:23 public_html
> >
> > ]0;ja@localhost:~[ja@localhost ja]$ cd
> public_html/
> > ]0;ja@localhost:~/public_html[ja@localhost
> > public_html]$ ls -l
> > drwxr-sr-x    8 ja       apache       4096 Feb  7
> > 11:33 cgi-bin
> >
> > ]0;ja@localhost:~/public_html[ja@localhost
> > public_html]$ cd cgi-bin/
> >
> ]0;ja@localhost:~/public_html/cgi-bin[ja@localhost
> > cgi-bin]$ ls -l test*
> > -rwxr-xr-x    1 ja       apache        190 Feb  9
> > 17:27 test.cgi
> >
> > Script done on Mon Feb 10 10:26:39 2003
> >
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