[REBOL] Re: REBOL hosting
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 7-Nov-2003 15:29
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
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.
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: http://www.rebol.it/