Hello, I'm pretty new here and plan on making this my new tech support home if I can find what I'm looking for in a reasonable time! (other places just cant help me for some reason!)

Well here's the breakdown: I am using linux redhat 8.0 I "love the graphical interface"! I have 2 computers setup 1 is the dedicated server running linux and the other is a win 98 computer. I am using a DI-604 Router with 2 lan connections to the server and 1 to the win 98 computer, the assigned DHCP ip's for the server our<--resolved (DMZ) in router and

I have set the server up to allow for http pages to be displayed outside my network by accessing the IP of my cable modem which resolves to the I tried and have been trying to setup a .cgi script to exicute in the location of , now I don't have a clue what I'm doing wrong but when I access the page it doesent exicute, it just shows the text of the script?? I have tried this on various computers and it's not my browser! I have looked at apache documents and I still cant figure this out! Can sombody please help in any way, I have been working on this for days with no progress at all and it's killing me,My eyes are literally bugging out with all the text and coffee I have consumed! lol Please help!

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Well, do you have the peal mods loaded? Are you sure you put it in the CGI-BIN folder (NOT in the WWW folder)?

It may help if you copy/paste your whole httpd.conf for us to help you.


HMM, well the cgi-bin folder was already located in the /var/www/(cgi-bin) That was the path when I first set it up! I cant access the cgi-bin by typing the in a browser. to do so I actually have to put the cgi-bin in the /var/www/html/ (file eg.to access the cgi-bin)--->>>/var/www/html/cgi-bin/ than by typing the path in the browser, would be seen as text! I will post a pic of the httpd.conf in a sec!

## httpd.conf - configuration for the Apache web server
# Generated automatically... if you edit manually, the changes will be lost
# the next time you run "apacheconfig".

### Section 1: Global Environment
# The directives in this section affect the overall operation of Apache,
# such as the number of concurrent requests it can handle or where it
# can find its configuration files.

# Don't give away too much information about all the subcomponents
# we are running.  Comment out this line if you don't mind remote sites
# finding out what major optional modules you are running
ServerTokens OS

# ServerRoot: The top of the directory tree under which the server's
# configuration, error, and log files are kept.
# NOTE!  If you intend to place this on an NFS (or otherwise network)
# mounted filesystem then please read the LockFile documentation
# (available at <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/mod/core.html#lockfile>);
# you will save yourself a lot of trouble.
# Do NOT add a slash at the end of the directory path.
ServerRoot "/etc/httpd"

# ScoreBoardFile: File used to store internal server process information.
# If unspecified (the default), the scoreboard will be stored in an
# anonymous shared memory segment, and will be unavailable to third-party
# applications.
# If specified, ensure that no two invocations of Apache share the same
# scoreboard file. The scoreboard file MUST BE STORED ON A LOCAL DISK.
ScoreBoardFile "/var/run/httpd.scoreboard"

# PidFile: The file in which the server should record its process
# identification number when it starts.
PidFile "/var/run/httpd.pid"

# Timeout: The number of seconds before receives and sends time out.
TimeOut 300

# KeepAlive: Whether or not to allow persistent connections (more than
# one request per connection). Set to "Off" to deactivate.
KeepAlive false

# MaxKeepAliveRequests: The maximum number of requests to allow
# during a persistent connection. Set to 0 to allow an unlimited amount.
# We recommend you leave this number high, for maximum performance.
MaxKeepAliveRequests 100

# KeepAliveTimeout: Number of seconds to wait for the next request from the
# same client on the same connection.
KeepAliveTimeout 15

## Server-Pool Size Regulation (MPM specific)

# prefork MPM
# StartServers: number of server processes to start
# MinSpareServers: minimum number of server processes which are kept spare
# MaxSpareServers: maximum number of server processes which are kept spare
# MaxClients: maximum number of server processes allowed to start
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule prefork.c>
StartServers 8
MinSpareServers 5
MaxSpareServers 20
MaxClients 150
MaxRequestsPerChild 0

# worker MPM
# StartServers: initial number of server processes to start
# MaxClients: maximum number of simultaneous client connections
# MinSpareThreads: minimum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxSpareThreads: maximum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# ThreadsPerChild: constant number of worker threads in each server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of requests a server process serves
<IfModule worker.c>
StartServers         2
MaxClients         150
MinSpareThreads     25
MaxSpareThreads     75
ThreadsPerChild     25 
MaxRequestsPerChild  0

# perchild MPM
# NumServers: constant number of server processes
# StartThreads: initial number of worker threads in each server process
# MinSpareThreads: minimum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxSpareThreads: maximum number of worker threads which are kept spare
# MaxThreadsPerChild: maximum number of worker threads in each server process
# MaxRequestsPerChild: maximum number of connections per server process
<IfModule perchild.c>
NumServers           5
StartThreads         5
MinSpareThreads      5
MaxSpareThreads     10
MaxThreadsPerChild  20
MaxRequestsPerChild  0

# Listen: Allows you to bind Apache to specific IP addresses and/or
# ports, in addition to the default. See also the <VirtualHost>
# directive.
# Change this to Listen on specific IP addresses as shown below to 
# prevent Apache from glomming onto all bound IP addresses (

# Load config files from the config directory "/etc/httpd/conf.d".
Include conf.d/*.conf

# Dynamic Shared Object (DSO) Support
# To be able to use the functionality of a module which was built as a DSO you
# have to place corresponding `LoadModule' lines at this location so the
# directives contained in it are actually available _before_ they are used.
# Statically compiled modules (those listed by `httpd -l') do not need
# to be loaded here.
# Example:
# LoadModule foo_module modules/mod_foo.so
LoadModule access_module modules/mod_access.so
LoadModule auth_module modules/mod_auth.so
LoadModule auth_anon_module modules/mod_auth_anon.so
LoadModule auth_dbm_module modules/mod_auth_dbm.so
LoadModule auth_digest_module modules/mod_auth_digest.so
LoadModule include_module modules/mod_include.so
LoadModule log_config_module modules/mod_log_config.so
LoadModule env_module modules/mod_env.so
LoadModule mime_magic_module modules/mod_mime_magic.so
LoadModule cern_meta_module modules/mod_cern_meta.so
LoadModule expires_module modules/mod_expires.so
LoadModule headers_module modules/mod_headers.so
LoadModule usertrack_module modules/mod_usertrack.so
LoadModule unique_id_module modules/mod_unique_id.so
LoadModule setenvif_module modules/mod_setenvif.so
LoadModule mime_module modules/mod_mime.so
LoadModule dav_module modules/mod_dav.so
LoadModule status_module modules/mod_status.so
LoadModule autoindex_module modules/mod_autoindex.so
LoadModule asis_module modules/mod_asis.so
LoadModule info_module modules/mod_info.so
LoadModule cgi_module modules/mod_cgi.so
LoadModule dav_fs_module modules/mod_dav_fs.so
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/mod_vhost_alias.so
LoadModule negotiation_module modules/mod_negotiation.so
LoadModule dir_module modules/mod_dir.so
LoadModule imap_module modules/mod_imap.so
LoadModule actions_module modules/mod_actions.so
LoadModule speling_module modules/mod_speling.so
LoadModule userdir_module modules/mod_userdir.so
LoadModule alias_module modules/mod_alias.so
LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so

# ExtendedStatus controls whether Apache will generate "full" status
# information (ExtendedStatus On) or just basic information (ExtendedStatus
# Off) when the "server-status" handler is called. The default is Off.
#ExtendedStatus On

### Section 2: 'Main' server configuration
# The directives in this section set up the values used by the 'main'
# server, which responds to any requests that aren't handled by a
# <VirtualHost> definition.  These values also provide defaults for
# any <VirtualHost> containers you may define later in the file.
# All of these directives may appear inside <VirtualHost> containers,
# in which case these default settings will be overridden for the
# virtual host being defined.

# If you wish httpd to run as a different user or group, you must run
# httpd as root initially and it will switch.  
# User/Group: The name (or #number) of the user/group to run httpd as.
#  . On SCO (ODT 3) use "User nouser" and "Group nogroup".
#  . On HPUX you may not be able to use shared memory as nobody, and the
#    suggested workaround is to create a user www and use that user.
#  NOTE that some kernels refuse to setgid(Group) or semctl(IPC_SET)
#  when the value of (unsigned)Group is above 60000; 
#  don't use Group #-1 on these systems!
User apache
Group apache

# ServerAdmin: Your address, where problems with the server should be
# e-mailed.  This address appears on some server-generated pages, such
# as error documents.  e.g. admin@your-domain.com
ServerAdmin root@localhost

# ServerName gives the name and port that the server uses to identify itself.
# This can often be determined automatically, but we recommend you specify
# it explicitly to prevent problems during startup.
# If this is not set to valid DNS name for your host, server-generated
# redirections will not work.  See also the UseCanonicalName directive.
# If your host doesn't have a registered DNS name, enter its IP address here.
# You will have to access it by its address anyway, and this will make 
# redirections work in a sensible way.
ServerName dns1.manitobamotorsports.com

# UseCanonicalName: Determines how Apache constructs self-referencing 
# URLs and the SERVER_NAME and SERVER_PORT variables.
# When set "Off", Apache will use the Hostname and Port supplied
# by the client.  When set "On", Apache will use the value of the
# ServerName directive.
UseCanonicalName on

# DocumentRoot: The directory out of which you will serve your
# documents. By default, all requests are taken from this directory, but
# symbolic links and aliases may be used to point to other locations.
DocumentRoot "/var/www/html"

# Disable autoindex for the root directory, and present a
# default Welcome page if no other index page is present.
<LocationMatch "^/$">
    Options -Indexes
    ErrorDocument 403 /error/noindex.html

# UserDir: The name of the directory that is appended onto a user's home
# directory if a ~user request is received.
# The path to the end user account 'public_html' directory must be
# accessible to the webserver userid.  This usually means that ~userid
# must have permissions of 711, ~userid/public_html must have permissions
# of 755, and documents contained therein must be world-readable.
# Otherwise, the client will only receive a "403 Forbidden" message.
# See also: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html#forbidden
<IfModule mod_userdir.c>
    # UserDir is disabled by default since it can confirm the presence
    # of a username on the system (depending on home directory
    # permissions).
    UserDir "disable"

    # To enable requests to /~user/ to serve the user's public_html
    # directory, use this directive instead of "UserDir disable":
    #UserDir public_html


# DirectoryIndex: sets the file that Apache will serve if a directory
# is requested.
# The index.html.var file (a type-map) is used to deliver content-
# negotiated documents.  The MultiViews Option can be used for the 
# same purpose, but it is much slower.

# AccessFileName: The name of the file to look for in each directory
# for access control information.  See also the AllowOverride directive.
AccessFileName .htaccess

# The following lines prevent .htaccess and .htpasswd files from being 
# viewed by Web clients. 
<Files ~ "^\.ht">
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all

# TypesConfig describes where the mime.types file (or equivalent) is
# to be found.
TypesConfig "/etc/mime.types"

# DefaultType is the default MIME type the server will use for a document
# if it cannot otherwise determine one, such as from filename extensions.
# If your server contains mostly text or HTML documents, "text/plain" is
# a good value.  If most of your content is binary, such as applications
# or images, you may want to use "application/octet-stream" instead to
# keep browsers from trying to display binary files as though they are
# text.
DefaultType text/plain

# The mod_mime_magic module allows the server to use various hints from the
# contents of the file itself to determine its type.  The MIMEMagicFile
# directive tells the module where the hint definitions are located.
<IfModule mod_mime_magic.c>
#   MIMEMagicFile /usr/share/magic.mime
    MIMEMagicFile conf/magic

# HostnameLookups: Log the names of clients or just their IP addresses
# e.g., www.apache.org (on) or (off).
# The default is off because it'd be overall better for the net if people
# had to knowingly turn this feature on, since enabling it means that
# each client request will result in AT LEAST one lookup request to the
# nameserver.
HostNameLookups Off

# ErrorLog: The location of the error log file.
# If you do not specify an ErrorLog directive within a <VirtualHost>
# container, error messages relating to that virtual host will be
# logged here.  If you *do* define an error logfile for a <VirtualHost>
# container, that host's errors will be logged there and not here.
ErrorLog "/var/log/httpd/error_log"

# LogLevel: Control the number of messages logged to the error_log.
# Possible values include: debug, info, notice, warn, error, crit,
# alert, emerg.
LogLevel warn

# The following directives define some format nicknames for use with
# a CustomLog directive (see below).
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined
LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b" common
LogFormat "%{Referer}i -> %U" referer
LogFormat "%{User-agent}i" agent

# The location and format of the access logfile (Common Logfile Format).
# If you do not define any access logfiles within a <VirtualHost>
# container, they will be logged here.  Contrariwise, if you *do*
# define per-<VirtualHost> access logfiles, transactions will be
# logged therein and *not* in this file.
# CustomLog logs/access_log common
CustomLog logs/access_log combined

# If you would like to have agent and referer logfiles, uncomment the
# following directives.
#CustomLog logs/referer_log referer
#CustomLog logs/agent_log agent

# If you prefer a single logfile with access, agent, and referer information
# (Combined Logfile Format) you can use the following directive.
#CustomLog logs/access_log combined

# Optionally add a line containing the server version and virtual host
# name to server-generated pages (error documents, FTP directory listings,
# mod_status and mod_info output etc., but not CGI generated documents).
# Set to "EMail" to also include a mailto: link to the ServerAdmin.
# Set to one of:  On | Off | EMail
ServerSignature on

# Aliases: Add here as many aliases as you need (with no limit). The format is 
# Alias fakename realname
# Note that if you include a trailing / on fakename then the server will
# require it to be present in the URL.  So "/icons" isn't aliased in this
# example, only "/icons/".  If the fakename is slash-terminated, then the 
# realname must also be slash terminated, and if the fakename omits the 
# trailing slash, the realname must also omit it.
# We include the /icons/ alias for FancyIndexed directory listings.  If you
# do not use FancyIndexing, you may comment this out.
Alias /icons/ "/var/www/icons/"

# This should be changed to the ServerRoot/manual/.  The alias provides
# the manual, even if you choose to move your DocumentRoot.  You may comment
# this out if you do not care for the documentation.
Alias /manual "/var/www/manual"

<IfModule mod_dav_fs.c>
    # Location of the WebDAV lock database.
    DAVLockDB /var/lib/dav/lockdb

# ScriptAlias: This controls which directories contain server scripts.
# ScriptAliases are essentially the same as Aliases, except that
# documents in the realname directory are treated as applications and
# run by the server when requested rather than as documents sent to the client.
# The same rules about trailing "/" apply to ScriptAlias directives as to
# Alias.
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ "/var/www/cgi-bin/"

<IfModule mod_cgid.c>
# Additional to mod_cgid.c settings, mod_cgid has Scriptsock <path>
# for setting UNIX socket for communicating with cgid.
#Scriptsock            logs/cgisock

# Redirect allows you to tell clients about documents which used to exist in
# your server's namespace, but do not anymore. This allows you to tell the
# clients where to look for the relocated document.
# Example:
# Redirect permanent /foo http://www.example.com/bar

# Directives controlling the display of server-generated directory listings.

# FancyIndexing is whether you want fancy directory indexing or standard.
# VersionSort is whether files containing version numbers should be 
# compared in the natural way, so that `apache-1.3.9.tar' is placed before
# `apache-1.3.12.tar'.
IndexOptions FancyIndexing VersionSort NameWidth=*

# AddIcon* directives tell the server which icon to show for different
# files or filename extensions.  These are only displayed for
# FancyIndexed directories.
AddIconByEncoding (CMP,/icons/compressed.gif) x-compress x-gzip

AddIconByType (TXT,/icons/text.gif) text/*
AddIconByType (IMG,/icons/image2.gif) image/*
AddIconByType (SND,/icons/sound2.gif) audio/*
AddIconByType (VID,/icons/movie.gif) video/*

AddIcon /icons/binary.gif .bin .exe
AddIcon /icons/binhex.gif .hqx
AddIcon /icons/tar.gif .tar
AddIcon /icons/world2.gif .wrl .wrl.gz .vrml .vrm .iv
AddIcon /icons/compressed.gif .Z .z .tgz .gz .zip
AddIcon /icons/a.gif .ps .ai .eps
AddIcon /icons/layout.gif .html .shtml .htm .pdf
AddIcon /icons/text.gif .txt
AddIcon /icons/c.gif .c
AddIcon /icons/p.gif .pl .py
AddIcon /icons/f.gif .for
AddIcon /icons/dvi.gif .dvi
AddIcon /icons/uuencoded.gif .uu
AddIcon /icons/script.gif .conf .sh .shar .csh .ksh .tcl
AddIcon /icons/tex.gif .tex
AddIcon /icons/bomb.gif core

AddIcon /icons/back.gif ..
AddIcon /icons/hand.right.gif README
AddIcon /icons/folder.gif ^^DIRECTORY^^
AddIcon /icons/blank.gif ^^BLANKICON^^

# DefaultIcon is which icon to show for files which do not have an icon
# explicitly set.
DefaultIcon /icons/unknown.gif

# AddDescription allows you to place a short description after a file in
# server-generated indexes.  These are only displayed for FancyIndexed
# directories.
# Format: AddDescription "description" filename
#AddDescription "GZIP compressed document" .gz
#AddDescription "tar archive" .tar
#AddDescription "GZIP compressed tar archive" .tgz

# ReadmeName is the name of the README file the server will look for by
# default, and append to directory listings.
# HeaderName is the name of a file which should be prepended to
# directory indexes. 
ReadmeName README.html
HeaderName HEADER.html

# IndexIgnore is a set of filenames which directory indexing should ignore
# and not include in the listing.  Shell-style wildcarding is permitted.
IndexIgnore .??* *~ *# HEADER* README* RCS CVS *,v *,t

# AddEncoding allows you to have certain browsers (Mosaic/X 2.1+) uncompress
# information on the fly. Note: Not all browsers support this.
# Despite the name similarity, the following Add* directives have nothing
# to do with the FancyIndexing customization directives above.
AddEncoding x-compress Z
AddEncoding x-gzip gz tgz

# DefaultLanguage and AddLanguage allows you to specify the language of 
# a document. You can then use content negotiation to give a browser a 
# file in a language the user can understand.
# Specify a default language. This means that all data
# going out without a specific language tag (see below) will 
# be marked with this one. You probably do NOT want to set
# this unless you are sure it is correct for all cases.
# * It is generally better to not mark a page as 
# * being a certain language than marking it with the wrong
# * language!
# DefaultLanguage nl
# Note 1: The suffix does not have to be the same as the language
# keyword --- those with documents in Polish (whose net-standard
# language code is pl) may wish to use "AddLanguage pl .po" to
# avoid the ambiguity with the common suffix for perl scripts.
# Note 2: The example entries below illustrate that in some cases 
# the two character 'Language' abbreviation is not identical to 
# the two character 'Country' code for its country,
# E.g. 'Danmark/dk' versus 'Danish/da'.
# Note 3: In the case of 'ltz' we violate the RFC by using a three char
# specifier. There is 'work in progress' to fix this and get
# the reference data for rfc1766 cleaned up.
# Danish (da) - Dutch (nl) - English (en) - Estonian (et)
# French (fr) - German (de) - Greek-Modern (el)
# Italian (it) - Norwegian (no) - Norwegian Nynorsk (nn) - Korean (kr) 
# Portugese (pt) - Luxembourgeois* (ltz)
# Spanish (es) - Swedish (sv) - Catalan (ca) - Czech(cz)
# Polish (pl) - Brazilian Portuguese (pt-br) - Japanese (ja)
# Russian (ru) - Croatian (hr)
AddLanguage da .dk
AddLanguage nl .nl
AddLanguage en .en
AddLanguage et .et
AddLanguage fr .fr
AddLanguage de .de
AddLanguage he .he
AddLanguage el .el
AddLanguage it .it
AddLanguage ja .ja
AddLanguage pl .po
AddLanguage kr .kr
AddLanguage pt .pt
AddLanguage nn .nn
AddLanguage no .no
AddLanguage pt-br .pt-br
AddLanguage ltz .ltz
AddLanguage ca .ca
AddLanguage es .es
AddLanguage sv .se
AddLanguage cz .cz
AddLanguage ru .ru
AddLanguage tw .tw
AddLanguage zh-tw .tw
AddLanguage hr .hr

# LanguagePriority allows you to give precedence to some languages
# in case of a tie during content negotiation.
# Just list the languages in decreasing order of preference. We have
# more or less alphabetized them here. You probably want to change this.
LanguagePriority en da nl et fr de el it ja kr no pl pt pt-br ltz ca es sv tw

# ForceLanguagePriority allows you to serve a result page rather than
# MULTIPLE CHOICES (Prefer) [in case of a tie] or NOT ACCEPTABLE (Fallback)
# [in case no accepted languages matched the available variants]
ForceLanguagePriority Prefer Fallback

# Specify a default charset for all pages sent out. This is
# always a good idea and opens the door for future internationalisation
# of your web site, should you ever want it. Specifying it as
# a default does little harm; as the standard dictates that a page
# is in iso-8859-1 (latin1) unless specified otherwise i.e. you
# are merely stating the obvious. There are also some security
# reasons in browsers, related to javascript and URL parsing
# which encourage you to always set a default char set.
AddDefaultCharset ISO-8859-1

# Commonly used filename extensions to character sets. You probably
# want to avoid clashes with the language extensions, unless you
# are good at carefully testing your setup after each change.
# See ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets for
# the official list of charset names and their respective RFCs
AddCharset ISO-8859-1  .iso8859-1  .latin1
AddCharset ISO-8859-2  .iso8859-2  .latin2 .cen
AddCharset ISO-8859-3  .iso8859-3  .latin3
AddCharset ISO-8859-4  .iso8859-4  .latin4
AddCharset ISO-8859-5  .iso8859-5  .latin5 .cyr .iso-ru
AddCharset ISO-8859-6  .iso8859-6  .latin6 .arb
AddCharset ISO-8859-7  .iso8859-7  .latin7 .grk
AddCharset ISO-8859-8  .iso8859-8  .latin8 .heb
AddCharset ISO-8859-9  .iso8859-9  .latin9 .trk
AddCharset ISO-2022-JP .iso2022-jp .jis
AddCharset ISO-2022-KR .iso2022-kr .kis
AddCharset ISO-2022-CN .iso2022-cn .cis
AddCharset Big5        .Big5       .big5
# For russian, more than one charset is used (depends on client, mostly):
AddCharset WINDOWS-1251 .cp-1251   .win-1251
AddCharset CP866       .cp866
AddCharset KOI8-r      .koi8-r .koi8-ru
AddCharset KOI8-ru     .koi8-uk .ua
AddCharset ISO-10646-UCS-2 .ucs2
AddCharset ISO-10646-UCS-4 .ucs4
AddCharset UTF-8       .utf8

# The set below does not map to a specific (iso) standard
# but works on a fairly wide range of browsers. Note that
# capitalization actually matters (it should not, but it
# does for some browsers).
# See ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/character-sets
# for a list of sorts. But browsers support few.
AddCharset GB2312      .gb2312 .gb
AddCharset utf-7       .utf7
AddCharset utf-8       .utf8
AddCharset big5        .big5 .b5
AddCharset EUC-TW      .euc-tw
AddCharset EUC-JP      .euc-jp
AddCharset EUC-KR      .euc-kr
AddCharset shift_jis   .sjis

# AddType allows you to add to or override the MIME configuration
# file mime.types for specific file types.
AddType application/x-tar .tgz

# AddHandler allows you to map certain file extensions to "handlers":
# actions unrelated to filetype. These can be either built into the server
# or added with the Action directive (see below)
# To use CGI scripts outside of ScriptAliased directories:
# (You will also need to add "ExecCGI" to the "Options" directive.)
#AddHandler cgi-script .cgi

# For files that include their own HTTP headers:
#AddHandler send-as-is asis

# For server-parsed imagemap files:
AddHandler imap-file map

# For type maps (negotiated resources):
# (This is enabled by default to allow the Apache "It Worked" page
#  to be distributed in multiple languages.)
AddHandler type-map var

# Filters allow you to process content before it is sent to the client.
# To parse .shtml files for server-side includes (SSI):
# (You will also need to add "Includes" to the "Options" directive.)
AddOutputFilter INCLUDES .shtml

# Action lets you define media types that will execute a script whenever
# a matching file is called. This eliminates the need for repeated URL
# pathnames for oft-used CGI file processors.
# Format: Action media/type /cgi-script/location
# Format: Action handler-name /cgi-script/location

# Customizable error responses come in three flavors:
# 1) plain text 2) local redirects 3) external redirects
# Some examples:
#ErrorDocument 500 "The server made a boo boo."
#ErrorDocument 404 /missing.html
#ErrorDocument 404 "/cgi-bin/missing_handler.pl"
#ErrorDocument 402 http://www.example.com/subscription_info.html

Alias /error/ "/var/www/error/"

# The following directives modify normal HTTP response behavior to
# handle known problems with browser implementations.
BrowserMatch "Mozilla/2" nokeepalive
BrowserMatch "MSIE 4\.0b2;" nokeepalive downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "RealPlayer 4\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "Java/1\.0" force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "JDK/1\.0" force-response-1.0

# The following directive disables redirects on non-GET requests for
# a directory that does not include the trailing slash.  This fixes a 
# problem with Microsoft WebFolders which does not appropriately handle 
# redirects for folders with DAV methods.
BrowserMatch "Microsoft Data Access Internet Publishing Provider" redirect-carefully
BrowserMatch "^WebDrive" redirect-carefully

# Allow server status reports, with the URL of http://servername/server-status
# Change the ".your-domain.com" to match your domain to enable.
#<Location /server-status>
#    SetHandler server-status
#    Order deny,allow
#    Deny from all
#    Allow from .your-domain.com

# Allow remote server configuration reports, with the URL of
#  http://servername/server-info (requires that mod_info.c be loaded).
# Change the ".your-domain.com" to match your domain to enable.
#<Location /server-info>
#    SetHandler server-info
#    Order deny,allow
#    Deny from all
#    Allow from .your-domain.com

# Proxy Server directives. Uncomment the following lines to
# enable the proxy server:
#<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
#ProxyRequests On
#<Proxy *>
#    Order deny,allow
#    Deny from all
#    Allow from .your-domain.com

# Enable/disable the handling of HTTP/1.1 "Via:" headers.
# ("Full" adds the server version; "Block" removes all outgoing Via: headers)
# Set to one of: Off | On | Full | Block
#ProxyVia On

# To enable the cache as well, edit and uncomment the following lines:
# (no cacheing without CacheRoot)
#CacheRoot "/etc/httpd/proxy"
#CacheSize 5
#CacheGcInterval 4
#CacheMaxExpire 24
#CacheLastModifiedFactor 0.1
#CacheDefaultExpire 1
#NoCache a-domain.com another-domain.edu joes.garage-sale.com

# End of proxy directives.

### Section 3: Virtual Hosts
# VirtualHost: If you want to maintain multiple domains/hostnames on your
# machine you can setup VirtualHost containers for them. Most configurations
# use only name-based virtual hosts so the server doesn't need to worry about
# IP addresses. This is indicated by the asterisks in the directives below.
# Please see the documentation at 
# <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/vhosts/>
# for further details before you try to setup virtual hosts.
# You may use the command line option '-S' to verify your virtual host
# configuration.

# Use name-based virtual hosting.

# Where do we put the lock and pif files?
LockFile "/var/lock/httpd.lock"
CoreDumpDirectory "/etc/httpd"

# Defaults for virtual hosts

# Logs

# Virtual hosts

# Virtual host Virtual Host 1
<VirtualHost *:80>
    DocumentRoot /usr/local/apache/htdocs/ 

    ServerName _default_:80

    ServerSignature email

    DirectoryIndex index.html cgi-bin index.htm index.shtml 

    <Directory "/var/www/html/">
        AllowOverride none


    ServerSignature email


# Each directory to which Apache has access can be configured with respect
# to which services and features are allowed and/or disabled in that
# directory (and its subdirectories). 
# Note that from this point forward you must specifically allow
# particular features to be enabled - so if something's not working as
# you might expect, make sure that you have specifically enabled it
# below.

<Directory "/">
        Options FollowSymLinks

        AllowOverride None


<Directory "/var/www/html">
        Options Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks

        AllowOverride None
        Allow from from all

        Order allow,deny

<Directory "/var/www/icons">
        Options Indexes MultiViews

        AllowOverride None
        Allow from from all

        Order allow,deny

<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
        Options ExecCGI

        AllowOverride None
        Allow from from all

        Order allow,deny

Edited by pyTony: fixed formating


<Directory "/var/www/cgi-bin">
Options ExecCGI

Move all the files from /var/www/html/cgi-bin to /var/www/cgi-bin. After that, remove /var/www/html/cgi-bin (the cgi-bin folder from the html folder).


the ikonboard.cgi file is located in the /var/www/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ "directory"


You'll have to wait for cscgal or inscissor to help you. Unfortionatly, I'm not excellent at Linux :-/. If you have read some posts on this forum, you'll realize that I'm an .NET/IIS/Windows kinda guy.


Yes, I did see that, and I want to thank you for trying to lend a hand! I will have patients and wait for the linux guru to return!


Unfortunately, I haven't played with Apache in a very, very, very very very long time. I can offer some quickie advice now and then get back to you later tonite.

My first thought is to put that thing back to the way you originally had it, before Tek told you to move it. It's better that you have the right path and can actually SEE the file versus getting a 404 error.

Second of all, try chmod'ing the script so that user/group/and others all have execute permissions. (Nobody needs read/write, but everyone needs execute in order to run the script).

I did a quick search on Google and found this site:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/howto/cgi.html - Basically, it is Apache's tutorial for running CGI scripts on an Apache server. It seems pretty step-by-step. Maybe you can follow their tutorial and try to get their sample script to work. This way you know whether it's the server that's causing the problem or your script.

Basically I don't know enough about Apache at the moment to be able to take a look at your .conf files and tell you exactly where the problem is (if there is one). What I do know, however, is that you will get the problem you're experiencing (viewing the file instead of executing it) if the file has read permissions but not execute permissions.

Here's another site I found: http://inconnu.isu.edu/~ink/perl_cgi/ ... This one guides you step-by-step how to install Perl on Apache. As I said already, maybe you can follow the Apache setup tutorial and make sure everything is configured properly to run these tutorial scripts.

You may also wish to take a look at our links page: It has a bunch of links to CGI/Perl tutorials. Maybe one of those can help you.

Unfortunately, I have to run right now. I just thought I would be able to lend a helping hand for a quick sec. I'll look into this more detail later tonite.

Good luck!! :)


Yes all is chmod properly! I seem to have trouble with the documents because it states different paths than what I have for some reason! eg.

The ScriptAlias directive looks like:
ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/local/apache/cgi-bin/

and I have a default of ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /var/www/html/cgi-bin/ Just curous why this may be different aswell!


The difference is the folder location is due to where apache is configured. Red Hat puts their stuff in /war/www, but other distros may put it in /usr/local/apache.

Just so you know, the /apache folder is like the /www folder, so it should have www and cgi-bin under it.


I just figured that out after I couldent find spacific paths! lol, I'm pretty new to linux systems (Windows 98)(windows 2000) Certified!!! lol I'm trying to get more use to linux so when I take the mcsa courses I can have a better understanding of how this type of system works!


I'm re installing the redhat 8.0 just to see if the first install was botched! Plus I was screwing around with trying to figure out how to add my domain name from tucows to the linux DNS. This is just so much information to take in at once! I'm in school starting from PC Support tech/A+ cert and working my way to MCSA within a small time frame I read over 200 pages of info a day at school and all this info at once is hurting the noggin! lol. My Biggest problem right now is that my current webhost is screwing with my forum files on my site! (I have a forum with over 300 active members and it's killing thier bandwith)I also put alot of strain on thier small servers for the fact that i use ssi! In the summer season here I get over 20,000 hits a month from local visitors, The site is mostly media contient of photos and videos so you can see how they dont want my business! The are now limiting my visitors connection limits to only allow 10 people on the site at one time. I have an already paid for local ad campaign starting on april 1st and I think I may be screwed if I cant get this server to work for me to host my site from my own server! I may have to use a windows NT system in the end! I dont know!


New progress! HA the previous install was Botched. It installed things in the wrong directories! lol. Man all thoes days of stress. Well I did learn alot though. I will be here to ask more Q's


sort of! not exactly! I get the "Server error!
The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request.
Error message:
Premature end of script headers: ikonboard.cgi
If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster
Error 500
Tue 11 Mar 2003 09:29:33 PM EST
Apache/2.0.40 (Red Hat Linux) "


Im trying to work with the php right now but I cant seem to find a mysql admin feature. Do you have to set a password and username from a shell prompt only??

This is what I neet to setup the script!

Database Server Hostname / DSN:
Your Database Name:
Database Username:
Database Password:


First find out where the perl executable is, most likely /usr/bin/perl
My guess is that the cgi script is calling for /usr/local/bin/perl so
Open your ikonboard.cgi with Kwrite or w/e you like best.
The first line....


replace that with the correct url and it should work!


Hello, I'm pretty new here and plan on making this my new tech support home if I can find what I'm looking for in a reasonable time! (other places just cant help me for some reason!)

Well here's the breakdown: I am using linux redhat 8.0 I "love the graphical interface"! I have 2 computers setup 1 is the dedicated server running linux and the other is a win 98 computer. I am using a DI-604 Router with 2 lan connections to the server and 1 to the win 98 computer, the assigned DHCP ip's for the server our<--resolved (DMZ) in router and

I have set the server up to allow for http pages to be displayed outside my network by accessing the IP of my cable modem which resolves to the I tried and have been trying to setup a .cgi script to exicute in the location of , now I don't have a clue what I'm doing wrong but when I access the page it doesent exicute, it just shows the text of the script?? I have tried this on various computers and it's not my browser! I have looked at apache documents and I still cant figure this out! Can sombody please help in any way, I have been working on this for days with no progress at all and it's killing me,My eyes are literally bugging out with all the text and coffee I have consumed! lol Please help!

Hi There,
Did you add a script handler for .cgi scripts ?
Did you allow CGI Scripts to be executed in the directory ??

Some Pointers ....

<Directory "/usr/local/www/cgi-bin">
AllowOverride None
Options ExecCGI
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

AddHandler cgi-script .cgi
AddHandler cgi-script .pl

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