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CGI: (Common Gateway Interface)

CGI is a program executable which dynamically generates a web page by writing to stdout. CGI is permitted by either of two configuration file directives:

  • ScriptAlias:
    • Red Hat 7.x-9, Fedora core: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"
    • Red Hat 6.x and older: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/home/httpd/cgi-bin/"
    • Suse 9.x: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/srv/www/cgi-bin/"
    • Ubuntu (dapper/hardy/natty) / Debian: ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/usr/lib/cgi-bin/"
  • Options +ExecCGI:
    Options +ExecCGI

The executable program files must have execute privileges, executable by the process owner (Red Hat 7+/Fedora Core: apache. Older use nobody) under which the httpd daemon is being run. 

asked Sep 13, 2013 in LINUX by anonymous
edited Sep 12, 2013
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