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[REBOL] Re: REBOL hosting

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 7-Nov-2003 15:29

Hi Joel, On Friday, November 7, 2003, 3:02:59 PM, you wrote: JN> The .cgi extension doesn't work unless the server is configured for it. Of course, but a standard installation of Apache comes with a cgi-bin directory and .cgi extension preconfigured (as well as .pl, usually). JN> Non-braindead web servers (e.g. Apache, Netscape, etc.) don't serve cgi JN> scripts from user space unless specifically configured to do so. Some JN> (many?) ISPs choose not to turn these options on, out of concern for JN> one or more of the following: Yes, but if you pay for CGI, you usually get CGI... or you're dealing with a strange company. ;-) JN> For many of the same reasons, ISPs often do not allow (or charge more, JN> or require special arramgment for) shell access. This is perceived as a different issue in the hosting business, even if it's actually almost the same as CGI security-wise. (Well, actually most users would probably do much more damage with the shell than they do with CGI, with some server configurations.) JN> Assuming that the JN> server is running A Real Operating System (e.g. Linux, Unix, et familia) JN> one may need shell access to make a file executable, even if one can JN> upload it to one's filespace. Usually FTP does it nicely, you just need a decent FTP client. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: