On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 09:04:35AM -0700, Phil Matt wrote:
> I have got Swish-E running smoothly - thanks again to all on the list.
> I have a question regarding the location of the swish.cgi file itself.
> I initially placed the file in the /www/cgi-bin directory. This didn't work. By experimenting
> with the location of the swish.cgi file on the server, I found that it worked just fine from
> the /www/htdocs directory.
> There must be a configuration issue here, but I can't figure out what it is. I really need to
> put the file in the /cgi-bin directory for site maintenance reasons.
Read your web server's manual -- this is completely dependent on the web
For example, in apache, you can say that .cgi files are CGI script, or
you might say anything in /www/cgi-bin/ is a CGI script, regardless of
the file's extension.
Everyone does things differently. I like to disable all CGI scripts and
enable them explicitly in the config (or in .htaccess if that's
Or you can use mod_perl and the script doesn't even have to exist
anywhere in the web space -- it's a "virtual script"...
I will also often rename it to search.html or /search/index.html and
tell the web server to run that file as a CGI script.
Received on Wed Apr 14 11:26:30 2004