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Running CGI-Script from outside CGI-BIN?

 [1/6] from: doug::vos::eds::com at: 7-Feb-2001 13:28

This is perhaps more of a CGI question, than a REBOL question, but has to do with implementing this in REBOL so here goes... RE: running script that appears to be outside of cgi-bin How to create a shorter URL that runs a REBOL script Say I want the URL to be like: or instead of Anyway -- looking for ideas and tips on how to shorten URL's and still have the REBOL script run properly. Any suggestions? Douglas Vos - EDS/GM-BSU Webmaster e-Mail: mailto:[doug--vos--eds--com]

 [2/6] from: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 7-Feb-2001 10:50

This all has to do with the specifics of your web server. Which one are you using? Vos, Doug wrote:
> This is perhaps more of a CGI question, than a REBOL question, > but has to do with implementing this in REBOL so here goes...
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 [3/6] from: andyyork:gte at: 7-Feb-2001 13:49

All a matter of directory permissions. Unless you can do it on a per file basis you probably don't want to. For it to work the file has to be writable but you may not want the whole directory to share that attribute. You can do it with NT not 95/98/ME to put it bluntly. The scripts will run given the proper permissions. ay

 [4/6] from: doug:vos:eds at: 7-Feb-2001 14:18

In some cases I run IIS under NT, otherwise I run Apache under LINUX, unless of course I am running NSS under SOLARIS (which is the worst because then I have do run all cgi's inside /CGIWRAP/)... And I understand it is all about permissions... normally I do a >> chmod 775 filename.r But if I want a shorter URL that hides the CGI-BIN (or the CGI-WRAP) with maybe a re-direct or faking it out with hiding the re-direct in an image? Any ideas.... actually I don't want to do something that would be insecure. I want it to be secure, but hide the lengthly CGI-BIN url... OK?

 [5/6] from: gjones05:mail:orion at: 7-Feb-2001 13:28

Hi, Douglas, Assuming that your site is running on Apache, Tim Perdue explained how to accomplish this task in PHP at the website: The specific link to his follow-up article that gave more details is: He used this method to build the website . For REBOL, put the following in the httpd.conf file (or in the .htaccess for the directory, if you don't have access to the httpd.conf file): <Location /local> ForceType application/x-httpd-r </Location> This tells Apache to run files in the directory as scripts. I put it after the following line: # End of browser customization directives In my test case, I added index.r as another default, as such: # DirectoryIndex: Name of the file or files to use as a pre-written HTML # directory index. Separate multiple entries with spaces. # <IfModule mod_dir.c> DirectoryIndex index.html index.shtml index.php index.r </IfModule> Then in the path, put a file named index.r that basically runs code based on supplied parameters. Be sure that this file includes the path to the rebol interpreter with the #!, as usual, as the first line of the script. The parameters can be supplied as part of the path, if you wish, like Tim did. So calling http://www.mywebsite.dom/local/arg1/arg2 will run the file /local/index.r, and this script can parse the "path" for the arguments. But, as always, be extremely careful about what is being passed to the script interpreter. On my test set-up, it worked "like a charm!" Slick stuff. Hope that this helps. --Scott Douglas Vos wrote:

 [6/6] from: greg_piney:mcgraw-hill at: 7-Feb-2001 15:12

andy york <[andyyork--gte--net]> on 02/07/2001 01:49:21 PM Please respond to [rebol-list--rebol--com] To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] cc: (bcc: Greg Piney/McGraw-Hill/US) Subject [REBOL] Re: Running CGI-Script from outside : CGI-BIN? In the early days of HTTP servers, before Netscape and Apache, A decision was made to segregate programs (CGI) and content (HTML). This is why all modern Web Servers still require definition of cgi-bin directories. That's the key. All you have to do is define your home-root directory as cgi-bin. Then when you have a URL such as: It will work. It is a definition within the Web Server. Any good Web admin can make it happen. Additionally, you will probably have to do the " #!rebol -cgi " as the first line of the script. And, depending on your provider, you may need to have the Rebol distribution in your home directory. You also don't really need the ".r" suffix. Just give the script the name you want. It will work. Greg Piney Standard & Poor's Web Engineering

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