Re: apache, perl, 403 forbidden, help? (SOLVED...kinda)
thanks for everyone's help so far. it works...a little bit more. =)
the problem i found is that there is already a <Directory> directive
for the public_html/ directories in access.conf. this seems to either
be read last (thus overrriding changes made in other files) or
conflict w/ changes made in other files.
so it now is able to run the perl script. but it still doesn't work
entirely. the problem i have now is i get a '500 internal server
error' from my browser.
checking the error.log shows
Premature end of script headers: /home/herb/public_html/init/test.pl
the problem is a similar script works on a "working" http server my
university runs (so i can't get the httpd.conf file to compare).
here's the simple script. hopefully you can punch a hole in it for me:
print "Content-type: text/html\n\";
also, here's the relative modification from my access.conf that made
apache want to run it:
AddHandler cgi-script .pl .cgi
Options ExecCGI Indexes SymLinksIfOwnerMatch
thanks in advance,
On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 01:47:38PM -0800, Ernest Johanson wrote:
> A few things to check:
> 1. Remove the quotes in your Directory statement, i.e. <Directory />
> instead of <Directory "/">.
> 2. Make sure the directory you are trying to execute cgis in is under your
> DocmentRoot if you're using a <Directory /> statement. If what you want is
> to serve pages and execute cgis from your user directory (typically
> outside the DocumentRoot), then read up on the UserDir directive in the
> apache docs.
> 3. Check your access.conf file to make sure there isn't already some
> directives configured for the path your directory is in. The default
> configuration in Debian has something for public_html that you may need to
> 4. Be sure to restart the server after making changes.
> Ernest Johanson
> Web Systems Administrator
> Fuller Theological Seminary
> On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Herbert Ho wrote:
> > Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 15:55:26 -0600
> > From: Herbert Ho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: apache, perl, 403 forbidden, help?
> > hi all.
> > i can't get apache to execute a perl/cgi script.
> > *box: potato/sparc, installed apache-perl and its dependencies.
> > *error: 403 forbidden in web browser. this in error log:
> > Options ExecCGI is off in this directory: /home/herb/public_html/init/login.pl
> > i tired everything in the faq and manual to little success. things
> > i've tried:
> > 1) i've added the handler and options directives to my srm.conf:
> > AddHandler cgi-script .cgi .pl
> > <Directory "/">
> > Options +All +ExecCGI
> > </Directory>
> > i know +All and +ExecCGI are redudant and this is not secure, but
> > i'm desperate. =)
> > 2) i tried pointing the directory to the exact directory where i'm
> > executing the script (i.e. "/" -> "/home/herb/public_html/init", my
> > script resides in init/) to no avail.
> > 3) i tried replacing the <Directory> directive w/
> > ScriptAlias ~herb/public_html/init /home/herb/public_html/init
> > again, no effect.
> > 4) installing the 'apache' package instead of 'apache-perl'. it makes
> > me download the script.
> > permissions look correct. all parents of the script directory are at
> > least o+rx. i am able to execute scripts ok in /usr/lib/cgi-bin/
> > (ScriptAlias'ed to cgi-bin/), but not elsewhere.
> > HELP? any is appreicated...
> > herbert
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