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Re: apache: problem viewing PNGs



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Simon Andrews wrote:

>> I'm running a program which writes PNG files in /var/www/cgi-bin/
>> and then writes an html file (also in cgi-bin)
> 
> Well that's the problem.  The cgi-bin directory is for executable files,
> not for static content.  Frankly I'm amazed your html files work as the
> default apache configuration certainly doesn't permit this.  It will try
> to execute everything under /cgi-bin/.
> 
> Save your files somewhere under your normal document root and everything
> will work.  Apart from anything else you are opening yourself to nasty
> security holes by making cgi-bin writable by whichever user your
> webserver is running as.

Thanks very much.
I'll follow your advice, which sounds very sensible to me.

I was actually using a program, tcp_services.rcgi ,
which I took from the net;
I'll modify it in accordance with your suggestions.

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